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Re: Question regarding "Testimonials" feature

From: Ian B. Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 30 Aug 2007 10:37:22 -0500
To: "Desai, Pavan P" <pavan.p.desai@lmco.com>
Cc: site-comments@w3.org
Message-Id: <1188488242.1029.42.camel@localhost>
On Wed, 2007-08-29 at 19:56 -0500, Desai, Pavan P wrote:
> Hello,
> On the W3C's homepage (www.w3.org) there is a "Testimonials" feature that 
> rotates content. Can you tell me how this is done (Server Side Include, 
> JavaScript, etc.)? It is of interest to me because we are designing our 
> site to be accessible and would like to avoid using Flash to rotate content.

Hi Pavan,

We do this the brute force way currently: We generate static copies of
the home page, one copy per testimonial. Then periodically we update
a symbolic link.

I believe one reason we have taken this approach is to ensure that the
server can respond quickly. I am not familiar with all of the variations
possible (e.g., server-side includes or other ways to dynamically
include content).

Hope that helps.

 _ Ian

> Thank you in advance,
> -Pavan
> 856-722-2402
Ian Jacobs (ij@w3.org)   http://www.w3.org/People/Jacobs
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