Use this configuration variable to specify a series of directories for locating HTML, XML, or WML template files. This variable is similar to FILE_PREFIX and CODE_PREFIX. Specify the directories as a sequence of space-delimited prefixes to be applied to the file name. All directories in the sequence must be valid names. The current directory can be indicated by a period (regardless of the host operating system). For example:

HTML_TEMPLATE_PREFIX . /html/templates 

tells the runtime to look for templates in the current directory and the "/html/templates" directory.

If the template name specified in your CGI program's IS IDENTIFIED BY clause is a URL with "\\" characters, the runtime ignores the HTML_TEMPLATE_PREFIX setting.