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RE: What is shtml?

From: Brian <netdemonz@yahoo.com>
Date: Sat, 26 May 2001 01:33:58 -0400
To: <www-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <DNEIIKMKALOBNJEACIHNIEPACAAA.netdemonz@yahoo.com>
Server side includes are used for web servers. I use it often. Very simply,
you add this line to your html file.

<!--#include virtual="file" -->

I use virtual addresses for the files, you can also use hard disk addresses.

Wherever you have that, it is replaced with the content in the file. It is a
way to make it so you don't have to repeat content, but for text only and
the user doesn't know you use it. I name my files .html even if they have
SSI, yet some people like to use .shtml (beats me why).

-----Original Message-----
From: www-html-request@w3.org [mailto:www-html-request@w3.org]On Behalf
Of David Bindel
Sent: Friday, May 25, 2001 22:23
To: www-html@w3.org
Subject: Re: What is shtml?


> > Hi,
> >
> > Sorry to ask this dumb question. What is really shtml? I need some info
> about this. I tried to look at w3c site but did not find anything.
> >
> > -ravi

NowI'm not the expert on this, but from what I have read, a file with the
extension .SHTML means it utilizes Server-Side Includes (SSI) which enables
a
web developer to insert HTML (by using an SSI command) across a whole
website
by changing just a single file, which the embedded SSI command calls for.

As for how to use SSI, I have no idea.

If I'm wrong, sorry.

(Hopefully),
David Bindel

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