Thread: displaying the contents of an html file in a table

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    Pursuing knowledge confuted's Avatar
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    displaying the contents of an html file in a table

    I use a table to help the layout of my website, and in one of the columns, I have links to the various parts of the website. This is on every page. When I add a new portion, I currently have to update the links on every page. Is there a way to just store all the links in a seperate html file and then display that file in the column, and then display the rest of the original file? if what I just said wasn't clear

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    Just because ygfperson's Avatar
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    You could use a php or cgi script to read your link information from one file, and display it on whatever page the user's put up. The web page does that with its links. (Not everywhere on the site, though.)

    Or, you could put that into a seperate frame.
    Last edited by ygfperson; 08-02-2003 at 11:57 AM.

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    End Of Line Hammer's Avatar
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    Use server side includes. You just need to know what web server you're running under, then look in the documentation for SSIs
    When all else fails, read the instructions.
    If you're posting code, use code tags: [code] /* insert code here */ [/code]

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    I think frames might be your best bet.

    Here is a small example

    <center><img href="PrettyGraphic.ext"><br><br>
    <a href="front.htm">Enter</a>
    LEFT WINDOW(left.htm)
    <font size=4><u>Navigation</u></font><br><br>
    <a href="games.htm" target="main">Games</a><br>
    MAIN WINDOW(main.htm)
    <center>Startup Page
    PAGE TO DISPLAY BOTH(front.htm)
    <frameset cols="15%,*" frameborder="0" framespacing="0" border="0">
    <frame name="left" src="left.htm" marginwidth="3" marginheight="10" scrolling="no">
    <frame name="main" src="main.htm" marginwidth="5" marginheight="10">
    The right frame, is for content, and the left frame is for links. Create a new page, and put some babbling in it. Put the filename inside of a link, in left htm. Make sure to point this link, that is opening the new file, towards the main window, like so:
    <a href="games.htm" target="main">Games</a>
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