On Friday 19 April 2002 16:10, Jacob Wyke wrote:
> Just a few quick questions if anybody is out there.

Nobody here but us chickens.

> Why use .inc as a file extenstion when you can use .php ??

Just a matter of aesthetics. Some people might like to use .inc to remind 
themselves that the file is to be included and not run on its own.

> What are the advantages/disadvantages to using .inc?

None from a technical point of view

> Is one more secure?

On default webserver settings, .inc may be less secure because by default the 
webserver would not treat .inc files as php files and thus return them as-is. 
Thus if people know the name of your "filename.inc" they could potentially  
browse to it and thus see its contents. 

There are two ways to counter this:

1) have the .inc files in a directory outside the scope of the webserver 

2) set the webserver to treat .inc files as php files.

> Which is faster?

No difference.

> Which is consider a better pratice?

As long as you take the necessary precautions then it boils down to a matter 
of preference.

Jason Wong -> Gremlins Associates -> www.gremlins.com.hk
Open Source Software Systems Integrators
* Web Design & Hosting * Internet & Intranet Applications Development *

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