Hi David Am Freitag, 20. Juni 2003 04:13 schrieb David Blomstrom: > I joined this list a few weeks ago because I wanted to learn about php. > Unfortunately, I still haven't found time to study it in any depth. Thus, > my question might be a bit amateurish, but it's fairly urgent, so I'd > appreciate any feedback anyone cares to offer. > > I'm working on a new website that I need to get online by the end of this > month. I had wanted to do some stuff with php on it, but there's no way I > can learn php and apply it before the July 1 deadline. No problem - I'll > just add the php later. > > The catch is that my pages will be registered in search engines with URLs > ending in .htm, something I'll have to address when I switch to php. > > Then I saw a discussion on another forum about a guy who was planning on > changing all the .htm extensions on his webpages to .php, whether those > pages use php or not. The general consensus was that that the pages would > work just fine even without php, and they'd be all set up if and when he > got around to adding php. > > I'd like to get some feedback from this forum. Do you agree that a page > without php functions or server side includes can be put online with either > a .htm or .php function? If I never add a php function to a page with a > .php extension, could that cause some kind of problems?
This will run, and I think almost without problems. But IMHO it makes no sense. And I don't know, if all the searchengines out there will be able or willing to read *.php files (google works fine). You should know that renaming all that files is not all, you have to do. you have also to change every single link in your pages, that points to your pages. I don't know how large your project is, but it can be much work, and if you do not add lines of PHP-Code to that pages, you can save much time by not doing so. But if you are coding new pages, and you are planning to add dynamic contents by using PHP-Code, than IMHO it will be a good decision to use *.php file-extensions, because you can save that time later. > > Also, I'm thinking of naming all my pages "index" and sticking them inside > folders. That way, visitors can reach a page by typing in > www.geobop.com/birds/ , whether the full URL is > www.geobop.com/birds/index.htm or www.geobop.com/birds/index.php Is this a > good plan, or do you see any problems? Surely there will be no problem, but see above. CU Thorsten BTW. It is not a good idea to start a new thread by replying to an old one. -- Thorsten Körner http://www.123tkShop.org -- PHP Database Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php