Server SIde Include (SSI)

i am new to the CGI.. i have written a perl script for counter program.. i want to execute this cgi when  i they access my home page...
fo this i written the html file like this..
<html><head><title>MY PAGE</title></head>
<hr noshade>
Visitor No :
<!--#exec cgi="/cgi-bin/f8.cgi" -->
<hr noshade>
but this cgi is not executing...
what changes i have to do in my web server configuration files, access.conf,srm.conf . in order to execute the cgi..

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If the extension is .html then add the following lines to a .htaccess file or any server configuration files.

Options +Includes
AddHandler server-parsed .html

Make sure you have compiled in the mod_includes module when you compiled it. The binary (pre-compiled) version already contains the mod_includes, so there is no need to worry.

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