[kwlug-disc] Can someone help?

R. Brent Clements rbclemen at gmail.com
Fri May 7 12:06:26 EDT 2010


Is there not an include directive in html?  I thought I used one of
those once in my pre-css-awareness era.

On 5/7/10, John Van Ostrand <john at netdirect.ca> wrote:
> Nice option.
>
>
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> Since it's static, have you considered "make"?  You'd be surprised.  :-)
>
> --
> William
>
> On Wed, May 05, 2010 at 02:37:13PM +0000, Shane wrote:
>> Nope.  None of them is even close.  I'm not surprised; this was quite
>> some years ago.  I got busy with something else right around the time
>> Java was introduced. Yes, there was a world before Java.
>>
>> As the site is static, at least for the time being, I will adopt the
>> script method.  I never liked frames but I'm not sure that I can
>> recall all of reasons.
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Raul Suarez <rarsa at yahoo.com>
>> Date: Wed, 5 May 2010 07:27:01
>> To: KWLUG discussion<kwlug-disc at kwlug.org>
>> Subject: Re: [kwlug-disc] Can someone help?
>>
>> Shane,
>>
>> There are many different ways for achieving what you want.
>>
>> You didn't specify if your web site is dynamic content or static
>> content so I'll respond to both:
>>
>> Dynamic content (content driven by a program running on the server):
>>
>> - Using server side assembly of the page; You can use PHP, JSP, ASP,
>> Ruby on Rails, etc... To populate the contents of your page into a
>> standard template. Requires some programming.
>> - You could use AJAX (HttpRequest) to bring the contents of the header.
>>
>> Static Content (Content that does not change between calls to the same
>> page)
>>
>> - Using frames: Frowned uppon these days but very popular in the old
>> days. I won't go into detail why it's not good but you can search.
>> - Clone the content of the header and apply the format (position,
>> colours, etc) using CSS. This only works when you have a limited
>> number of pages as changes to the header would require changing every
>> page.
>> - Write a simple script that will concatenate a "header" page with the
>> "body" of each page. Whenever there is a new page, you run the script
>> on it. Whenever the header changes, you run the script for all pages.
>> - Using <iframe> where you can insert the contents of another web page
>> into your page.
>>
>> I hope one of these is the one you remember.
>>
>> Raul Suarez
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