penders - 6:31 pm on Feb 29, 2012 (gmt 0)
Some configurations require AddType, others AddHandler, and others require both.
I just had a quick go on my local test server which runs PHP as an Apache module and I am required to use AddType (not AddHandler) in a per directory .htaccess file in order to get .html files processed by PHP, of the form...
AddType application/x-httpd-php html
(The mime-type is somehow transmogrified into text/html when sent to the client.)
I have read that if you run PHP as CGI then you will need to use AddHandler instead. (It's funny, in my head it feels like it should be the other way round!? But as mentioned... confusing!)