Apache Server Side Includes
Apache mod_include introduced a technology which is both
easy to learn and provides the webmaster with an excellent way to add dynamism and interactivity to
a web site while making the task of site maintenance an easier one.
The following guides aim to give you the information you need to take advantage of
Introductory Topics on SSI
An introduction to SSI
A basic introduction to SSI. What is SSI? What's it used
Enabling SSI on your server
Using .htaccess to enable server side includes on your
SSI Include Command
Basics of the File & Virtual Include directives.
SSI Echo Command
Introduction to the Echo directive and it's many uses.
SSI Exec Command
Basics of the useful Exec directive and some common applications.
SSI Date Command
The Date directive and how to configure the time format to suit
Controls many aspects of the parsing behaviour. More than one attribute may be defined in a single #config statement.
Other Common directives
Other common SSI directives including the Flastmod, Fsize and the printenv directive.
Extending Server Side Includes
Conditional SSI in simple terms
Understanding the basics of Conditional SSI and what it could be
used for. Quite simple.
Conditional Expressions and Test Conditions
SSI provides certain elements to enable conditional processing
using any of the environmental or user defined variables.
Applications and Examples
Redirecting Users with SSI
Using SSI to redirect users to custom pages after logging
Creating a web site template with SSI
How to set up your site template with includes.
Displaying random content with SSI
Using some crafty SSI to simulate random content.
Creating a printer friendly page.
How to use SSI to output a printer friendly version of your page.
Displaying Form and Thank-you page in same document.
Simple trick to put a HTML form and Thank-you page in the same
document, so no need for an extra document just to say