WWW FAQ: How do I configure my server to recognize both .htm and .html?


How do I configure my server to recognize both .htm and .html?

Many web servers run Unix or another operating system that allows long filenames. Many users, on the other hand, are stuck with 8.3 filenames under MSDOS and Windows 3.1. As a result, many users give their documents a .htm extension and are surprised when servers fail to automatically recognize this.

Under the NCSA and Apache web servers for Unix, this can be easily corrected by adding the following line to the srm.conf file:

AddType text/html .htm

Most servers now ship with both .html and .htm recognized by default.


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