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June 16, 2005, 12:01 pm
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Crikey! A whole bundle of questions now demand answers.
How on earth did it happen that you write ASP but didn't know about
Back in the day (was a day a long long time ago) this was one of the big
positives that made it worthwhile taking time to learn the technology.
Anyway, please don't take this as critisism - merely curious.
: I believe the dinosaurs used SSI quite liberally. It didn't do
: good, so we should all take this lesson from history and try not to
: their mistakes.
AFAIK SSI doesn't do anything that PHP or ASP can't also do, and PHP
and ASP can do a lot more than includes. But what makes SSI a
"mistake"? If someone only wants includes, what's wrong with it? The
only thing I can think of is that you're limiting future site
development by using SSI, but a "mistake" still sounds rather strong.
Some people will be satisfied with includes.
: I believe the dinosaurs used SSI quite liberally. It didn't do them
: any good, so we should all take this lesson from history and try not to
: repeat their mistakes.
Hey now, it was only a year or two ago several someone's in this very group
suggested I use
SSI for my site. :p
Well I'll have to take your word for that...! Well actually I've just
google'd about a bit and found a bit of background, so I believe you.
But in my world, SSI is this:
And this is consistent throughout the ASP world. Strange that we refer to a
competing technology in the same way...
Usually the SSI system is used where you see pages ...shtml
Don't see much of them these days! (although a quick pre-post Google:
shows 93 million of them!!)
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