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break a page up into top and bottom, how

Posted on 1998-06-01
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i once saw how someone wrote a cgi script note:
#!/bin/sh
echo Content-type: text/html
echo
cat jobstop.html jobsdat.html jobsbot.html

what it did so fine, was stich the pages together.  for what i am ding, this would be great.  i know i can do it in frames, but am shying away from that due to some browsers not supporting frames.  will this cgi idea work, and i couln't get it to work, or is there another way, perhaps easier.  i did fix the attributes to 777

i set up the index page as index.cgi
maybe the bin script does not exist... does it need one. there was nothing like that in my bin directory although it may be in my isp's directory.  thanks in advance
rick@inovate.com

try it at mmhs.com/test/index.cgi
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You should have your own cgi-bin directory on your server. Scripts can't be executed just from any place you want in terms of security. If your web space provider does not allow you to execute scripts then you can't implement this.
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by:Michel021497
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There are ways you can create a header and a footer for your document. You can do so with a <INCLUDE> tag. How this can be done you must a your provider.
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by:bobline
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Another way is to use SSI -- server side includes but this also works *only* if your web space provider supports it.
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I see the link works fine?
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by:rickster
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yes, the observation that the site works and that i do not need any more help is correct, please remove this question as it may not apply any more, thanks
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