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    could someone take a look at this site i created and answer a quick question please?

    and dont laugh, it IS my FIRST site >=(

    Manch Vegas

    If you look on the right hand side, i have a list of links to related sites.
    That list will grow slowly. Is there an easier way to update the link list on all the pages rather than cutting and pasting into each page one by one?
    I thought about using a frame, but to be honest i havent even learned how to use one yet. But even if i did, and i wanted to not use a frame, what other option do i have?

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    Server Side Includes (SSI's) are a way of telling the Web server to "insert another file here" in your Web pages. They would allow you to keep your list of links in a single HTML file that you could then include in the rest of your pages. A change to the list in that one file would cause the change to be reflected on every page of your site.

    Builder.com has a one-page SSI primer that should get you started:
    http://www.builder.com/Authoring/Mor...st.cn.sr1.dir.


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    im not sure what im doing wrong <=(

    i have tried using copying and pasting that ssi code they have on the site you sent me to.
    When i open the page that calls the ssi i just get blank screen where the links should be.

    I have a couple questions.
    in the ssi.html i create. can it contain entire tables?
    In the example they give on builder.com he uses it to create a font change.
    So would i need to create the table that controls my right hand column then fill each individual row and column with the ssi.html call ?
    and ill be damned if i could find any section on geocities that informs me whether they support ssi or not... does anyone know off hand?

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    Hi,

    Geocites does not actually support SSI and that is the reason that it is not working.

    You really need to get a paid host if you are wanting to use SSI calls.

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    In addition, some hosts require you to name your files .shtml if you want SSI's to work.

    Fletch is right, though -- GeoCities does not allow SSI's.

    The alternative is to use an editor that lets you insert fields that will be replaced with the contents of external files when you publish your Web site. One such editor is HotDog Professional.

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    [This message has been edited by kyank (edited May 22, 2000).]


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