At 08:41 AM 2/13/2003, Tom Dell'Aringa wrote: >I'd say the average page has 10 includes. Some have less, some more >detailed pages have more. > >Does this affect performance issues? If so how? I understand their >desire to keep a design standard and using includes is one way, and >the pages are all slightly different. On the average site, this will not affect performance in a noticeable way. If you have a high traffic'd site, then lots of includes can be a problem. One advantage of JSP & .NET (and IIS 5 is a bit in this direction) is that the pages can be pre-compiled, reducing the initial page load. I've run a few fairly large traffic'd ASP sites that have about 5-7 includes per page, using HTML templates and code libraries, and we've not noticed a performance problem. Of course our machines are dual-cpu'd with 1 GB of RAM (Stand alone, not clustered). Hardware helps. ;-) Hope that helps. -- Anthony Baratta President Keyboard Jockeys "Conformity is the refuge of the unimaginative."