Server side includes

Philippe-Andre Prindeville (
Wed, 7 Feb 96 19:44:09 +0100

Date: Wed, 7 Feb 96 19:44:09 +0100
From: Philippe-Andre Prindeville <>
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Subject: Server side includes

I've noticed that books don't seem to be very
consistent about the syntax of server-side includes.

One sees:

<!--#config timefmt="%d %b %Y"-->


<!--#config timefmt="%d %b %Y">

sometimes even both in the same text (e.g. Mary Morris's book).

Which is right?  I suspect the later...  Indeed, the former
causes some servers to gobble the file to the next comment or
the end of the document.

In any case, I couldn't get the CERN server (1.3) to change
the timefmt when doing a <!--#echo var="LAST_MODIFIED"-->...