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Thread: Problems with server-side include (SSI) on Apache v2

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2009

    Problems with server-side include (SSI) on Apache v2

    Hi All:

    I have a Red Hat Enterprise Linux box (v5) running Apache v2.0.

    I think I have every option that I need set so that I can do SSIs, but for some reason, it does not work. I've included the contents of the files and am hoping that someone can help me out.

    From httpd.conf:
    LoadModule include_module modules/mod_include.so
    AddType text/html .shtml
    AddOutputFilter INCLUDES .shtml
    <Directory /var/www/html/test>
    Options Includes
    AllowOverride None
    Order allow,deny
    Allow from all

    In my "test" directory (http://server/test -- same as path above), I have 2 simple files.

    <head><title>SSI test</title></head>

    Hello! My name is Inigo Montoya!
    <!--#include virtual="./include.shtml" -->


    <p>You killed my father. Prepare to die!

    When I goto my test page, I do not get the text that is included in include.shtml. This works ok in Dreamweaver, but when uploaded to my server and run from there, it does not work. I do not see any errors in my apache logs.

    Am I missing something obvious?


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Daytona Beach
    I think the pages calling the includes need to be named shtml (index.shtml) the includes themselves can be named .html. At least that is what I had to do and it worked but maybe I went against a rule of best practice.

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