[Scottish] HTML templating software?

Mike Quin scottish at mailman.lug.org.uk
Tue Dec 3 10:01:00 2002

On Mon, Dec 02, 2002 at 10:53:13PM +0000 or thereabouts, David Marsh's
list-reading hat wrote:

> Most of the pages on my site will be static, so I'm looking for a tool
> that I use offline on my local machine to make each page as and when
> needed, and then upload changes to the server, rather than something
> which runs (and stores all my data) server-side.

A simple approach to that is to use Apache's server-side-include
functionality, which allows you to include files within a document,
so you could have the top and bottom of each page defined in a
template file, and have your individual documents just contain the
content, with directives to include the header and footer files.

If you are using a web host which does not support SSI, it would be a
trivial excersise to write some shell scripts which could stitch
together your content files with the header and footer files before

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