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Can I run PHP on static pages?



9:06 pm on Nov 29, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Is there a way with Apache and .htaccess to run PHP on top of static HTML pages? 99% of my site is currently static, but would like to add some additional text based on referrer domain. Like if the link is from a forum posting, I could write "Thanks for visiting from the widget forum". If this is possible, is there a processing load on the server that the web host might not like?


9:36 pm on Nov 29, 2002 (gmt 0)

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This in your Apache config should enable PHP on all .html files.

AddType application/x-httpd-php .html

It will have some impact on server performance, since every .html files will have to be parsed. Maybe you can add it just for individual files by using <Files ...> sections.

You will also loose some HTTP headers that the default handler in Apache sets based on the file sent. This is stuff like Last-Modified etc.

So, it should be doable, but it will have a pricetag.



6:52 pm on Dec 2, 2002 (gmt 0)

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What about a client side JavaScript include on each page to do the same?


7:01 pm on Dec 2, 2002 (gmt 0)

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PHP runs on the server-side. There can be no interaction with javascript. PHP can generate javascript code, but that is another thing.



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