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Old 03-11-2007, 04:33 PM   #1
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Content-type header in php missing

I'm trying to use php under Apache 1.3, Slackware 11. Perl/CGI is working fine but when I run a PHP script, I get the 'premature header' error which means neither PHP nor Apache is generating the Content-type header. It works if I put the header line 'Content-type: text/html' right at the top of the PHP script, which is not what I thought I was supposed to do. I've searched php.ini and httpd.conf and Google but I can't find out where the header is supposed to be generated in php.

Where do I configure PHP or Apache to generate the content-type header?
Old 03-14-2007, 12:36 AM   #2
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Try adding the following lines above your php entries or creating a header.php file that you include in your code:

<title>Page Title</title>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=us-ascii" />

<?php (your code goes here) ?>

The entry to call your header.php every time is:

<?php include ("header.php") ?>
Old 03-15-2007, 08:06 AM   #3
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I found the problem! I had ScriptAlias set for the php directory, which tried to execute the php file. I unset ScriptAlias, and it all works fine.


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