Oldschool SSI HTML Includes

Developing front-end only and don’t want to introduce a server language just to include repetitive markup?

Add this to your .htaccess file:

AddType text/html .shtml
AddHandler server-parsed .html
AddHandler server-parsed .shtml
Options Indexes FollowSymLinks Includes

Then include partial HTML files using these:

<!--#include file="widgets/head.html" -->
<!--#include file="widgets/header.html" -->

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