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h1. Server-Side Includes 


 *Module: mod_ssi* 

 h2. Description 

 SSI is a very old and cheap way to generate content dynamically on server-side.  

 The use of this module is strongly discouraged: 
 * the execution of a SSI script is done in the server-core 
 * a long-running SSI script blocks the handling of ALL connections 
 * as soon as you use #exec the performance gets worse than using CGI scripts directly 

 You should only use SSI for two reason: 
 * content assembling with #include 
 * legacy applications 

 h2. Installation 

 You have to load the mod_ssi module and set the ssi.extension: 

 server.modules = ( ..., "mod_ssi", ... ) #Note that if you use mod_compress mod_ssi must come first to function. 

 h2. Options 

 h3. ssi.extension 

 List of file extensions that should be interpreted via mod_ssi. 


 ssi.extension = ( ".shtml" ) 

 h3. ssi.content-type 

 Content type of the pages being served via mod_ssi. 
 Default value: text/html 

 h2. Available Elements 


  <!--#echo var="..." --> 
  <!--#echo var="DOCUMENT_ROOT"--> 
  <!--#include file="..."\|virtual="..." --> 
  <!--#flastmod file="..."\|virtual="..." --> 
  <!--#fsize file="..."\|virtual="..." --> 
  <!--#config timefmt="..." sizefmt="(bytes|abbrev)" --> 
  <!--#printenv --> 
  <!--#set var="..." value="..." --> 
  <!--#if expr="..." --> 
  <!--#elif expr="..." --> 
  <!--#else --> 
  <!--#endif --> 
  <!--#exec cmd="..." --> 
  <!--#exec cmd="date"--> 

 h2. Expression Handling 

 Every "expr" is interpreted: 
 * logical: AND, OR, ! 
 * compare: =, <, <=, >, =>, != 
 * precedence: (, ) 
 * quoted strings: 'string with a dollar: $FOO' 
 * variable substitution: $REMOTE_ADDR 
 * unquoted strings: string 

 h2. Flow Control 

 if, elif, else and endif can only be used to insert content under special conditions. 

 h2. Unsupported Features (Not Implemented) 

 The original SSI module from NCSA and Apache provided some more options which are not supported by this module for various reasons: 
 * nested requests with `include virtual`: use exec to execute scripts or apply the patch at 
 * `echo var` for SSI variables: it only works for environment variables if you don't apply patch at 
 * config.errmsg 
 * echo.encoding