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From Jeroen Geilman <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] PHP files not being parsed in HTML pages
Date Sat, 30 Jul 2011 21:39:21 GMT
On 2011-07-30 23:33, Stormy wrote:
> At 07:06 PM 7/30/2011 +0100, Mark Rousell wrote:
>> On 30/07/2011 18:43, Jeroen Geilman wrote:
>> >>> So, why does a simple file with phpinfo() work and an html page 
>> with an
>> >>> include "xyz.php" NOT render the page as desired in the browser????
>> >>> It just
>> >>> ignores the include.
>> >
>> > HTML does not have an "include" directive.
>> > Please don't confuse PHP with HTML.
>> As an aside and for the avoidance of doubt, whilst they are not strictly
>> part of HTML,
> SSI are *text* in a format that can be interpreted by an HTML client.

SSI stands for SERVER-Side Includes.
The client, if it ever received such content, would not know what to do 
with it.

>> Server Side Includes (which include a #include directive)
>> are commonly available to plain HTML on many servers.
> If php "includes" as output from the server (SSI)

PHP is not SSI.

> anything that cannot be parsed as HTML [or as HTML parsable script, js 
> etc] by the client (browser) then it will not be "render[ed ...] as 
> desired in the browser????" which was the question in this thread.
> "Servers" can send anything, invalid text/html from a php script, 
> whatever ... if the client browser cannot parse|interpret the content 
> it is doomed to failure.
> Best - Paul
> Tired old sys-admin

I'm sorry to hear that.


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