The identical text as before was divided into separate head.html and foot.html files, and on the.php page I use the following include statements:
Now that the text is not formatted, it is obvious that the links have not functioned when I open the PHP from my browser. When I choose to "view source" the.php file, I can see that the literal statements are still there and that the markup from the head.html and foot.html files has not been included. What went wrong, exactly? Since I am attempting to run the PHP page locally, this may be the cause. I am confident that the relative file paths are right. Maybe the components should be in.php format rather than.html? I have no idea.
Additional information: I tried using notepad++ on Windows 7 because Dreamweaver keeps crashing when I ask it to "preview in browser."