in reply to Can I do Server-Side-Includes in Perl?

Instead, why not just open and print the file to the web browser? I like something like this:
{ local *INPUT; open (INPUT, "file.ext") or warn "Cannot open file: $!" && return; print while (<INPUT>); close INPUT; }
Saves on memory that way. If you're not in a subroutine, you'll get an error message with the return statement. You can avoid it this way:
{ local *INPUT; if (open(INPUT, "file.ext")) { print while (<INPUT>); close INPUT; } # for diagnostic purposes, uncomment these lines # else { # print "Couldn't open file: $!"; # } }