Setting Up Server-Side Includes with Different Extension

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If you need to use server-side includes with an extension otherthan the default specified by Microsoft Internet Information Server (.stmfiles), you need to add a new mime type for the extension by editing theregistry.
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Perform the following steps:
  1. Start the Registry Editor (Regedt32.exe).
  2. Go to the following subkey:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\InetInfo\ Parameters\MimeMap
  3. Select Edit and click Add Value. The Value Name represents the extension for the new mime type. An example of a mime type for .shtml is text/html,shtml,,h : REG_SZ
  4. Click OK. No string is required.
  5. Click OK.
After the extension has been added, you need to change the registry entryfor the server-side include extension.
  1. Start the Registry Editor (Regedt32.exe).
  2. Go to the following subkey:

  3. In the right pane, double-click ServerSideIncludesExtension to edit the string value. Replace the current default value (.stm) with (.shtml), that should be identical to the new mime mapping you created. Make sure the ServerSideIncludesEnabled value is set to 1.

Article ID: 161562 - Last Review: 10/26/2013 11:53:00 - Revision: 3.0

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