Re: In-line HTML files?

Keith Rogers (kerog@sp.isl.secom.co.jp)
Thu, 20 Jul 1995 10:46:49 +0900


Message-Id: <9507200141.AA07333@isis.sp.isl.secom.co.jp>
Date: Thu, 20 Jul 1995 10:46:49 +0900
To: www-html@www10.w3.org
From: kerog@sp.isl.secom.co.jp (Keith Rogers)
Subject: Re: In-line HTML files?

At  7:50 AM 7/19/95 +0100, Jon Wallis wrote:
>>Is there some facility in HTML for automatically including another HTML
>>file within a main HTML file, much like the IMG tag includes a graphics file?
>>
>>This would allow small sections of information which are changed regularly
>>to be kept in a separate file while still being integrated into a basic
>document.  

[example snipped]
>
>If you can use "server-side includes" they do *exactly* what you want.
>
>I use them to include "boiler-plate-text" on documents, such as common text
>and logos
>at the top of pages and copyright, credits and navigational links at the
>bottom.
>
>Includes are just a "comment" line that instructs the server to insert the
>named file at the include position before sending it to the client.  Include
>files can contain any vaild html.

All of the responses I have received for this have indicated methods by which
a file on the *same machine* can be included.  What I actually had in mind was
that the file to be included would be on a *remote machine*.  Is there any way
to do this?  My impression is that the server-side includes will not cover
this functionality.  Of course, since no one has told me where I can get
documentation
describing server side includes, I may be mistaken.

-Keith