> If you have the option to configure your own server parse files, you can > change it with an .htaccess file. I always forget that! Good call. (The joy of having root access to my own server ;-) > Options Includes > AddType text/x-server-parsed-html .shtml > > Do note: you can change the .shtml to .html and .htm. e.g. > > AddType text/x-server-parsed-html .html .htm I've always done it: Options +Includes AddHandler server-parsed .html AddType text/html .html not too sure what the difference is! > Do note: you can change the .shtml to .html and .htm. e.g. > > AddType text/x-server-parsed-html .html .htm > > Some will say this is too much of a load on the server. With my testing, > I've found that for most sites this extra load is negligible. it's not a problem if all (or nearly all) your pages include SSI's, but the idea of .shtml is so that if only one or two need to be passed, normal pages aren't + resources aren't wasted. where you're using it for navigation, presumably it's on every page so parsing all .html files is necessary.