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Q: How to manage text values for multiple web pages ( Answered,   1 Comment )
Subject: How to manage text values for multiple web pages
Category: Computers > Programming
Asked by: iquest-ga
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Posted: 18 Apr 2004 03:35 PDT
Expires: 18 May 2004 03:35 PDT
Question ID: 332052
I'm a newbie when it comes to web programming and only recently
learned how to manage style elements for multiple web pages by using
style sheets. However, I would very much like to manage text values
that are displayed on multiple web pages in a comparable manner, but
I'm clueless as to how..

Does anyone of you out there know of a way to program web pages such
that when one changes a text value in a central file, that value is
automatically displayed on all pages that refer to (the corresponding
tag in) the central file?  Any help is greatly appreciated.

Clarification of Question by iquest-ga on 18 Apr 2004 03:41 PDT
I am not looking for a database solution, but something of a central
file (like css for style elements) in which text values can be set and
to which I can have multiple pages refer.
Subject: Re: How to manage text values for multiple web pages
Answered By: funkywizard-ga on 19 Apr 2004 20:37 PDT
Server Side Includes will do exactly what you have described. I use it
on my website, to which effect each page has a left
navigation bar and a top header that need not be changed for each
individual page, rather it can be changed via a central file.
Virtually all paid and many unpaid webhosting services support server
side includes.

Specific information on all the options for SSI are at the following address:

The method for using SSI that you will probably find most useful is as follows:


Inserts a file into the document. You may nest documents up to 8
layers. Use the virtual keyword for URL-based includes and the file
keyword for path based includes. Example usage:

<!--#include virtual="stuff/extra.txt"-->
<!--#include file="d:\website\yourdomaincom\mystuff\extra.txt"--> 

This will then have the webserver read in the file (extra.txt in this
case) and insert it into your current html document. Just insert the
<!--#include ...> statement inside your normal html document.

In order for the server to recognize that you are using SSI, you
should rename the html file .shtml so that the server will look for
the include tags. The file extentsion required to activate SSI is
usually configurable, but shtml is the default.

I hope this fully answers your question.

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Subject: Re: How to manage text values for multiple web pages
From: samrat_barve-ga on 18 Apr 2004 22:02 PDT
hi iquest ,

If u r using plain ASP (Not 

here is code u need

if  ur using JSP

for Dot net 
please refer code at the bottom this page

I could have explain all but Due to shortage of time  i have given u links.
hope it helps u ..


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