[thelist] Re: JS help: including a file as footer

Mark Howells mark at mountain.ch
Wed Jul 24 08:37:04 CDT 2002

>> Is there a reason why you can't switch to alternative web server
>> software, such as Apache?
> The site is basically just a small "hey we've got a webpage!" site that
> is hosted for free by the company's DSL provider.  The hosting company
> reserves PHP, etc for paid sites, and there are no funds right now for a
> real webhost

Have you tried using the standard SSI commands, such as the ones outlined at
<http://hoohoo.ncsa.uiuc.edu/docs/tutorials/includes.html> ? The command

<!--#include file="footer.inc" -->

works on many servers with SSI turned on by default.

> ("Why would we pay for one when we've got one free?" ....
> "um, because it limits what you can do and makes it much harder for you
> to make any of the changes you want to see".....
> "But it's free!")
> I'm developing the site for free in my "spare time" (ha ha) so I'd
> rather not shell out for a real host either.

I'd put a stake in the ground to try and limit the extent of your valuable
time. If they're getting it for free, then they can't justifiably complain
when you don't use advanced functionality.

Mark Howells

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