Re: Can Front Page edit SSI?

by "Cyanide _7" <leo7278(at)>

 Date:  Sun, 20 Feb 2000 20:19:24 CST
 To:  WebProgrmr(at)
 Cc:  hwg-languages(at)
  todo: View Thread, Original
i would have to say no. the browser has no idea that SSI was used. the 
webserver executes the SSI and sends the actual HTML output to the browser 
as if it was all hard coded in each file. i'm sure FP can edit SSI docs, 
local files maybe, but not from the HTML from the webserver. my suggestion: 
don't let laypeople edit pages with SSI, or make them do this offline. or 
even have them ftp the file to their hard disk and ftp it back to the 
server, but don't let them get the file from the browser. - Cyanide_7

>I have a client who wants to be able to update his site with Front Page.
>But, I'm finding a massive need for sitewide consistency that is served 
>with Includes.  Anyone know if FrontPage can edit SSI?  I'm asking because 
>don't have FP at my disposal.
>I want to put <!--#include virtual="miscfile.txt" --> in the html in places
>to call up menu bars and other consistent things throughout the site.
>As I see it, laypeople are are going to go to their own web site in IE, see
>the change they want to make, then hit Edit on the IE icon bar.  If this is
>the case, they'll presumably be loading a page that has had the SSI 
>by html.  And when they upload, the Include statements on that page would
>therefore be written over.
>Is this true?  Or is it smart enough to retain the SSI code?
>Project Manager

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