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Parse PHP from within HTML?

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Hi experts. I have some html pages that I would like to include a small php snipet that sets a cookie for session id. Everything works fine if I set the file extension to php and use an <include> for the html.
However, I really would prefer to have .html extensions for these pages and not .php.
Is there a way to tell Apache to parse php code within an html page?
I am running Apache 2.0.54 setup on a W2K machine with apache 4.3.11
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Question by:formadmirer
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by:sleep_furiously
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Yes, you can add a directive (or modify an existing directive) like:

AddType application/x-httpd-php .php .htm .html

However, be aware that all html pages will be scanned by PHP interpreter, so there could be some performance cost to doing this.
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by:formadmirer
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Hi and thanks for the reply. I did already try that and everytime I would load the html page my browser would open a box to download the page.
I have tried so many things, including naming the files with shtml so I could use <includes>. Supposedly using this method requires no modification to the server's config file, however it didn't work for me.

I have tried both
AddType application/x-httpd-php .htm .html
and
Addhandler application/x-httpd-php .html .php
but with no luck on either one.
I just can't believe how much trouble I am having getting this to work. Usually I have no trouble at all setting up things on a webserver, but this one is really getting to me.
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sleep_furiously earned 750 total points
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Are you running PHP as CGI or as a module?
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by:formadmirer
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Hadn't thought about that. I believe on this machine it is running under CGI. Will that make a difference in this situation?
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