Article:
  Apache Web-Serving with Mac OS X: Part 2
Subject:   how to enable .html
Date:   2002-02-05 13:19:10
From:   morbus
Response to: how to enable .html

If you want .html files to be parsed for SSI's, then modify this line in your httpd.conf file:


AddHandler server-parsed .shtml


And make it:


AddHandler server-parsed .shtml .html


Then restart the server, and you should be set.

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  • how to enable .html
    2002-02-05 14:08:01  storme [View]

    Didn't work....is it possible that the problem is that Apache is passing these pages onto tomcat? I should also note that since I am not using CGI I did NOT follow the CGI steps earlier. Here are what I *think* the important config lines that I've modified:

    RewriteEngine on
    RewriteRule ^/(.*)$ /PCW/$1 [R]

    ServerName localhost

    DocumentRoot "/usr/local/jakarta-tomcat-4.0.1/webapps/PCW/"

    <Directory />
    Options Includes FollowSymLinks
    AllowOverride None
    </Directory>

    <Directory "/usr/local/jakarta-tomcat-4.0.1/webapps/PCW/">
    Options Includes Indexes FollowSymLinks MultiViews

    *** This is unchanged:
    <Directory "/Library/WebServer/CGI-Executables">
    AllowOverride None
    Options None
    Order allow,deny
    Allow from all
    </Directory>

    *** These are the Tomcat config lines:
    WebAppConnection warpConnection warp localhost:8008
    WebAppDeploy examples warpConnection /examples/

    WebAppConnection PCWConn warp localhost:8008
    WebAppDeploy PCW PCWConn /PCW/

    *** my users config files include the following:

    <Directory "/Users/storme/Sites/">
    Options Includes Indexes MultiViews
    AllowOverride None
    Order allow,deny
    Allow from all
    </Directory>

    <Directory "/usr/local/jakarta-tomcat-4.0.1/webapps/PCW/">
    Options Includes Indexes MultiViews
    AllowOverride None
    Order allow,deny
    Allow from all
    </Directory>

    <Directory "/Users/webserve/Sites/">
    Options Includes Indexes MultiViews
    AllowOverride None
    Order allow,deny
    Allow from all
    </Directory>


    • Morbus Iff photo how to enable .html
      2002-02-06 07:49:36  Morbus Iff | O'Reilly Author [View]

      I've not used Tomcat before, so I can't shed any insight on whether Tomcat is doing any of the processing.

      Where is this "index.html" page that you want to load? I ask because in your first message, you mention that you set the DocumentRoot to /webapps/, so I was assuming you had an index.html in there. But, with the above configuration, anything in /webapps/ is autoredirected to /webapps/PCW/ with these lines:

      RewriteEngine on
      RewriteRule ^/(.*)$ /PCW/$1 [R]

      If that's your intention - is there a /webapps/PCW/index.html in there?
      • how to enable .html
        2002-02-06 08:49:23  storme [View]

        Yes. Everything works until I enable the lines:

        AddType text/html .html
        AddHandler server-parsed .html

        which produces the error I mentioned above. Tomcat is supposed to serve any page with a .jsp suffix and Apache anything with .html so I wouldn't think that Tomcat has anything to do with it in this case but thought I should mention it. Note that since I'm not using CGIs (I think!) I didn't follow the CGI steps earlier in the article - a problem do you think?
        • Morbus Iff photo how to enable .html
          2002-02-06 13:13:40  Morbus Iff | O'Reilly Author [View]

          No, not following the CGI instructions would have nothing to do with it. Instead of doing the two lines you just gave me, why not just modify your existing AddHandler line to include .html? So, instead of the above, search for your:

          AddHandler server-parsed .shtml

          And change to:

          AddHandler server-parsed .shtml .html
          • how to enable .html
            2002-02-06 21:31:57  storme [View]

            tried both - does the include change any paths ? Really very odd.
    • how to enable .html
      2002-02-05 14:09:28  storme [View]

      forgot one:

      AddType text/html .shtml
      AddHandler server-parsed .shtml .html

      I've also tried just this:

      AddType text/html .html
      AddHandler server-parsed .html