[thelist] parse file.js with PHP

Means, Eric D eric.d.means at boeing.com
Thu Jun 27 09:07:01 CDT 2002

>  -----Original Message-----
> From: 	PeterV [mailto:peter at poorbuthappy.com]
> Sent:	Thursday, June 27, 2002 5:46 AM
> To:	thelist at lists.evolt.org
> Subject:	[thelist] parse file.js with PHP
> Hi all,
> I need to parse a file.js file with PHP. Should I:
> - call it file.php? (easiest, but can I do that?)
> - change the settings in an .htaccess file? (how was that again? what did
> need to add to the virtual domain in the .config file?)
> - change the settings in the .config file (Apache server) will be harder
> because I have a clueless Apache sysadmin whose hand I need to hold to do
> this stuff (but he won't let me do it) and he's in another country.

Calling it file.php is probably a bad idea, because some browsers may want
it to be served as text/javascript or whatever, which could cause issues.

Changing the server config is probably also a bad idea, because I would
assume most .js files won't need PHP parsing - so parsing them would be

I'd go with an htaccess mod.  I'm not familiar with the syntax, but Google
should be able to help.

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