[GLLUG] [OT]HTML includes

Matt Graham danceswithcrows@usa.net
Mon, 29 Jul 2002 14:53:44 -0400

On Monday 29 July 2002 14:37, after a long battle with technology, 
Michael R Szumlinski wrote:
> Does anyone know if there is a way to do includes using just html.  I
> would like to include a header and footer that can be dynamic across
> a sight

There's no way to do this using just HTML.  The frames suggestion is not 
particularly good IMO, since people seem to hate frames and many 
designers have stopped using them.

> but I don't want to use a server side scripting language to
> do it so that the code is portable to from asp to php in the future.

If you use ActiveState Perl on Win32, porting from that to Apache with 
mod_perl on Unix is a no-brainer.  Or you could write the thing in ASP, 
then use "asp2php" (Google for it) to convert everything when it's time 
to upgrade to PHP, port time gets reduced by a huge factor there.

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