[thelist] JS help: including a file as footer

Hershel Robinson hershelr at netvision.net.il
Wed Jul 24 08:03:01 CDT 2002

> Now I don't know jack 'bout JavaScript, and haven't had any luck trying
> to find any good examples of how to have 'footer.js' read the contents
> of 'footer.html'

A simple answer I don't have.  The complex answers are:

1 Check out:

This is a page explaining one method of loading an external file into an
inline <div>.  This is definitely the first place to look and you well find
your answer there and that's it.  Dan's site is however, dated and may not
work for current browsers.

2 You could put the code of footer.htm directly into footer.js as a JS
variable and then write it to a <div> called footer.  You then just put the
<div> called footer at the bottom of your document.  When writing to the div
you will not affect the rest of the document.  This method has drawbacks,

3 It is possible to load an external file into a <div> in a document via JS,
but it's complex.  Dan Steinman also has a page (or 2) on how do to this.
His methods are also in use in the current DynAPI 2 available from
sourceforge.  The main drawback of this method is that it's complicated and
probably overkill.  I write this, however, because there are those evolters
out there who don't believe it can be done. :)


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