SSI for common navigation

Posted on 2000-03-05
Last Modified: 2010-03-05
I have a SSI that includes a cgi that prints out a common navigation bar to all pages.  I wanted to add a little graphic that will display what section the SSI is being called from, but how can I tell?  There is no ENV variable for the calling page... of course SCRIPT_NAME displays the name of the cgi and not the SHTML page that included it.  Any way for me to tell within this CGI which page is calling it?
Question by:georgia
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Expert Comment

ID: 2585971
Hmm... what does $ENV{'HTTP_REFERER'} variable equal to?

Author Comment

ID: 2586002
It is blank....  I assume it would refer to the page that I came from and not the one that called the script because it is blank when I just use the URL.

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powerlord earned 50 total points
ID: 2586297
How about $ENV{'REQUEST_URI '} ?
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Expert Comment

ID: 2587003
I see at SCRIPT_FILENAME calling page and not CGI address. How do you execute CGI
with <!--#exec cgi=...--> or <!--#include virtual=...-->
Try to use include, it's better

Expert Comment

ID: 2587421
This is a total workaround but what about passing the argument to the script.  Ex:

Then you just print out the variable $caller.

It's not the greatest but if your $ENV variables truly can't help...

Author Comment

ID: 2588048
That got it!  Thanks!

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