I am currently testing some .htaccess stuff for redirecting pages based on language. I have found the documentation on using
AddHandler type-map var
and indeed when I upload this together with my .var-files to my web host it works as expected. However, when testing this with my local XAMPP 1.4.12 installation it simply dumps the contents of the .var file instead of evaluating it (same with 1.4.11 previously).
Apart from changing the DocumentRoot to my own directory I don't remember making any changes to the Apache configuration.
Any ideas on what might be going wrong here?