When I first started using Apache way back in the previous century I used Apache Server Side Includes (SSI). Today I decided to fire up this old technology on my development server.
I am reading a HTML 5 Forms book and so I am creating a lot of pages using the Linux VI editor. Coding web pages in a terminal allows me to learn and examine code examples by typing them. One thing that I did not want to do is develop a bunch of pages that did not have any navigation. I chose to utilize SSI to load a simple menu file onto my example form pages.
|My simple main page. Menu SSI is at the top. SSI server time is at the bottom.|
|SSI code to include local time on my page.|
|Form from Chapter 1 with the SSI menu.|
|Code view showing the SSI include for the menu file.|
|Header of the form in Chapter 3 with new CSS3 features. SSI menu is at the top.|