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D. J. HarknessApache Essentialshttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-8324-0_4

4. Scripting Languages

Darren James Harkness1  
Port Coquitlam, BC, Canada

At some point in your life as a professional working on the Web, you’re going to have to work with scripting languages. I know it’s a pain in the butt, but I resisted it as long as possible. But I eventually gave in, and so will you (cue dramatic music).

It’s really not as bad as it seems. I started on my journey toward scripting languages with server-side includes (SSI), a feature of Apache that lets you break HTML documents down into components that could be included by the server, similar to how modern templating ...

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