[WEB4LIB] Re: CSS Includes
rtennant at library.berkeley.edu
Wed Sep 29 11:18:08 EDT 1999
I second Thomas' recommendation to bake your web manager her/his favorite
snack, but wish to add another small suggestion. I don't give my SSI text
files the ".html" filename extension, since doing so would cause them to
be indexed as web pages, which I don't want. Obviously, your mileage may
vary depending on what you use to index your site.
On Wed, 29 Sep 1999, Thomas Dowling wrote:
> There's nothing in CSS about this--I suspect you're thinking of SSI:
> Server Side Includes.
> SSI is one of a number of server-side parsing techniques, PHP and ASP
> being notable alternatives. To use SSI:
> 1. Bake your webmaster some brownies and ask to have
> it enabled (if it's even supported on your server)*
> 2. Read <URL:http://www.apache.org/docs/mod/mod_include.html>
> 3. Create a file under your web server with the snippet of HTML
> you want to include.
> 4. Put in your HTML document(s):
> <!--#include virtual="/relative/URL/of/snippet.html" -->
> There are plenty of other things you can do with SSI.
> *Your webmaster may need to be convinced that SSI will not be a security
> risk and will not have a major performance hit on your server. This may
> take more than one batch of brownies. Always check first to determine
> whether your webmaster would rather have chocolate chip cookies.
> Thomas Dowling
> OhioLINK - Ohio Library and Information Network
> tdowling at ohiolink.edu
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Robin L. Zalben <zalbenrl at alverno.edu>
> To: Multiple recipients of list <web4lib at webjunction.org>
> Sent: Wednesday, September 29, 1999 10:18 AM
> Subject: [WEB4LIB] CSS Includes
> > I read an article ages ago about Includes which allow you to put
> > text into a page. I can't find any information about how to do it and
> > how it works. What I want to do is have the header and footer of our
> > web page in a separate file so that it can be consistant and also so
> > that it can be updated with one file instead of editing every page.
> > Does anyone out there know how this works?
> > Thanks,
> > Robin Zalben
> > --
> > ********************************************************
> > Robin Zalben
> > Reference/Automation Librarian
> > Alverno College Library
> > Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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