Need Help with HTML on homepage.

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  1. Remus macrumors member

    Jan 30, 2002
    Newcastle, Washington (Bill's backyard)
    I need help with a web page my wife and I are working on. My wife is more of an HTML expert than I. We are tring to develop a site on our .mac homepage that has several pages. We would like to have the same menu on each page. We tried to use the HTML include command, but it does not seem to work. The fromat that we use is <!--#include file="included.html" -->. Where "included file is at the same level as the pages...

    Is there an easier way to do this or are we missing something.....

    Thanks for any help.
  2. zarathustra macrumors 6502a


    Jul 16, 2002
    Philadelphia, PA
    There is several options to consider:

    1. Use frames, if you dare. I don't personally recommend it

    2. If you use GoLive or Dreamweaver, you can create a navigation bar complete with graphics, and crumb trail, etc. that are a sinch to make.

    3. I am away from HTML books right now, so I can't tell you for sure, but you can use a div tag that you copy-paste from page to page. To find resources and examples go to W3C .
  3. pepeleuepe macrumors 6502

    Oct 27, 2002
    Los Angeles, California
    It sounds like frames would work for you. Personally, that is the method I use to create a menu that is the same for the whole site. On the other hand I haven't tried any of the other methods mentioned above, so I can't offer a comparison. Frames seem to work well for me, so I stick to them.

    If you need any help setting up frames, let me know.
  4. gbojim macrumors 6502

    Jan 30, 2002
    Not sure if you are aware of it, but include is a SSI directive which the web server has to be enabled to interpret and told that SSI exists for your site.

    Apple may not have SSI enabled for .mac. Before making any changes to your site, I would suggest contacting Apple tech support to confirm you can use SSI directives.

    If SSI is enabled, you probably have to tell the server to process SSI for your site. The normal way to do that is create a file named .htaccess and in that file put the lines:

    Options Includes
    AddHandler server-parsed .shtml
    AddType text/html .shtml

    You need to upload the .htaccess file with your other site files. You also need to rename your .html to .shtml so the server knows to look for SSI directives in the file.

    Good luck.
  5. losfp macrumors regular

    Jul 16, 2002
    gbojim summed it up.

    if .mac supports php, asp etc, they have include commands you can use too....
  6. alkil47 macrumors member

    Mar 9, 2003
    Try some iframes they are pretty easy, check out this site and check out the code Kontrol .
  7. Remus thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 30, 2002
    Newcastle, Washington (Bill's backyard)
    I can not create a file with "." as the first character. How do I do that.

    Also I sent an E-Mail to the Apple HomePage Support, but after I submitted the request I was sent to a page that said that this was only for comments and not for help. I will look over at Apple's web site again to see if I can get more help there...

    I appreciate all the help you (all of you) have given. I will keep you posted...

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