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    January 17th, 2005
    My server does require SSI pages to end is .shtml. Question: Will the major search engines index pages with that file type?


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    January 18th, 2005
    I haven't had any trouble getting .shtml pages in--they get indexed just like regular .html pages.

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    January 17th, 2005
    .shtml no problemo!

    [wonder how the heck this winds up in the Cusimano forum though]

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    January 17th, 2005
    My hosting co. gave me a line of code to add to the htaccess file so that I could use SSI on .html pages. You should ask your host of it can be done. I really don't think it's a problem either way.

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    January 17th, 2005
    kellmk - something you have to be aware of with that trick is that you're telling the server that every .html file might have SSI instructions inside it. So the server has to parse every line of every .html file to see if it has to do anything. Usually, it just whacks out the .html files and parses the .shtml files.

    Depending on the size of the account/site, this can have quite a significant performance impact on the server.

    Sometimes it can be an essential work-around if you have .html files indexed in the SEs and you have to start usng SSI, but with a clean sheet to start with, using .shtml is preferrable, and will be indexed with no problems.

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