Server side includes are pieces of
information read by the web server before the page is loaded
to the browser, which tell the browser to include a special
file within the page. They allow you to write some commonly
used code once and the server will insert in into your pages
for you. This is especially useful for things like title
of the page which should be generic across the whole website.
It is also a good feature when updating the site as you
change the design once and it appears changed across the
site, instead of having to update numerous different pages
with the same change.
To insert a server side include, go to Insert => Script
Object => Server Side Include. Here a window appears
and you can select the file that you want to be inculded
on all of your pages.
For example, this footer would be a common usage of server
side includes as it will appear on the bottom of all the
pages of the site.
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The raw html for a server side include is:
This needs to be inserted within the body tags of the html.
Basically to include any file you need to place the file
location between the tags <!--#include file= and -->
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