I run hiphopmusic.co.uk and I am just about to start designing the new version. On the front page summary, I want to have a bit with a quote from our forums.
I want my forum moderator to be able to do this himself, so I had this idea.
If I set up all the html of the table it is in etc, could I then just do a ssi call calling another html file which just includes the text of the quote?......
If you understood what I meant by that, please tell me if that would be possible, and how it would affect loading times considering that I already have SSI calling my tracking system......
PS - anyone want to chat about web design, internet etc msg me !
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guess no-one understood me...
Your Lord and Master, Foamy
The effect should be negligible, unless your Webserver is slower than the fastest connection it supports and even a 486 is faster than the fastest connection currently available.
Wayne Luke - Sitepoint Moderator/Internet Media Developer
Digital Magician Studios - Making Magic with Web Applications
Web servers are extremely optimized to read and output files, and that is just what SSI is. There will be unnoticeable difference, even on a 386 (probably)!
SSI is quite helpful, too.
[This message has been edited by d3v (edited June 15, 2000).]