Re: Server side includes

BearHeart / Bill Weinman (bearheart@bearnet.com)
Wed, 07 Feb 1996 13:47:21 -0600


Message-Id: <2.2.32.19960207194721.0069d4b8@204.145.225.20>
Date: Wed, 07 Feb 1996 13:47:21 -0600
To: Philippe-Andre Prindeville <philipp@res.enst.fr>, www-html@www10.w3.org
From: BearHeart / Bill Weinman <bearheart@bearnet.com>
Subject: Re: Server side includes

At 07:44 pm 2/7/96 +0100, Philippe-Andre Prindeville spake:
>I've noticed that books don't seem to be very
>consistent about the syntax of server-side includes.

   Most servers follow the NCSA convention for SSI. 

><!--#config timefmt="%d %b %Y"-->
>or
><!--#config timefmt="%d %b %Y">

   These are both incorrect. The correct form is: 

   <!--#config timefmt="%d %b %Y" -->
      ^^                         ^^
       \- no space here           \- required space here

   The authoritative reference is: 

   http://hoohoo.ncsa.uiuc.edu/docs/tutorials/includes.html

   (my book is good to!) <- shameless plug!

   This is the general format from NCSA's page: 

   <!--#command tag1="value1" tag2="value2" -->

   <insert obligatory disclaimer about security and 
    performance issues related to SSI> 


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