I'm not a PHP geek, but I had have the same problems. You should try use the full server path, not the URI. You must ask your hosting provider which is the full path of your site, if you dont know it. Generally, is something like somecomputer/someuser/www/etcaetera/etcaetera So, instead of having: (http://yoursite.net)/somedir/somefile.php you should have your/sites/path/www/somedir/somefile.php Also, it may be because you are trying to access a file outside the public folder, as a cgi-bin folder or like. That has never worked for me either. Hope this helps, Alvaro Medina G. incomt65 at hotpop.com Santiago, Chile ----- Original Message ----- From: "Diane Soini" <dianesoini at earthlink.net> To: <thelist at lists.evolt.org> Sent: Wednesday, February 25, 2004 11:00 PM Subject: [thelist] stupid php include question > I'm sorry. I'm a php novice. I checked php.net but the answer was not > apparent to me there. > > When you use SSI you can include a file using / as the root level. > Doesn't seem to work for php. How the heck do you do the same? Example > SSI: > <!--#include virtual="/path/to/file.html" --> > > Sorry. > Diane > > *** > Don't be afraid to try something new. An amateur built the ark. > Professionals built the Titanic. -unknown > > -- > * * Please support the community that supports you. * * > http://evolt.org/help_support_evolt/ > > For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester > and archives of thelist go to: http://lists.evolt.org > Workers of the Web, evolt !