rogerd - 4:44 pm on Aug 6, 2004 (gmt 0)
I doubt if checking your HTML pages for PHP will slow things down much in a normal environment. For the host that won't let you change htaccess to allow PHP parsing, your only solution may be to change your file extensions. Or, change hosts. To have the external feed content appear as an integral part of the HTML page, that has to be done server side (as you point out) - hence, using PHP, ASP, or similar is the way to go. I'll second Bill's suggestion to check hotscripts for a suitable script.