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From Chris Pepper <pep...@mail.reppep.com>
Subject Re: SSI enhancement suggestion: string insertion
Date Thu, 09 Nov 2000 04:21:17 GMT
At 7:18 PM -0800 2000/11/08, Marc Slemko wrote:
>On Wed, 8 Nov 2000, Chris Pepper wrote:
>
>>	Have you considered allowing SSIs to insert literal strings
>>  in the generated output? This would enable the whole ball of header
>>  to go into a single SSI, something like:
>>
>>  <!--#include virtual="header.html" title="Why Apache Is Great"-->
>>
>>	Then a token in the SSI would get replaced by the title
>>  attribute. I think this would be useful for many cases, but it would
>>  be a big win purely for <title>.
>
>something.html:
><!--#set var="title" value="It works !" -->
><!--#include virtual="header.html" -->
>
>header.html:
><TITLE><!--#echo var="title" --></TITLE>
>
>Or you could even have header.html do an if, so that if title isn't
>defined it puts a more useful default in than "(none)"...
>
>Is there any advantage to a slight syntax change?  I'm doubtful...

Marc,

	Thanks. I didn't think of doing it that way. The advantage of 
simplicity of use isn't worth complicating SSI, since it's unncessary.


						Chris Pepper

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