Includes on Restricted Servers
January 24, 2005
Web Developers using a server that has any type of server-side scripting available, such as ASP.net, PHP, Cold Fusion, Perl, or even measley ol’ SSI developing and maintaining a large website can be made easier with server side includes.
Here’s a quick reference:
How can developers still have a reduced workload on servers that do not have any of this technology available?
I have two techniques that are still leaps and bounds ahead of the ‘copy/paste the header onto every file’ method.
Just plant your header’s HTML code into a file with a .js extension:
Method two: Dreamweaver MX 2004 Templates
To be honest, I never really used this feature until DWMX2k4. It works pretty well – but there is the downside that you must use Dreamweaver.
More about Dreamweaver’s templating abilities can be seen at these links:
If you make a really nice template you can encourage others to make modify pages created with the template with [Macromedia Contribute].
NOTE: I’ve made the switch to serving out the docs on this site as application/xhtml+xml – there’s a good chance I didn’t catch all of the errors. If you find one, please contact me.