asp vs jsp or maybe shtml?

ok, I'm looking to be able to add my .nav header in all my htm/pages with a few lines of code, so i can edited it from one place... my server doesn't allow me to use the asp header, but i can use .asp files??(and i dont want to change) can I still use asp code? without the header? or would .jsp file be a better way to go? or could shtml be as good?

Also, I would like to know the pros and cons of each..and which is best.
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My prefrence for this sort of thing is to use Server Side Includes because maintaining them is just about as much of a no-brainer as you can find.

Yeah, and Shtml files should be faster in theory as they only have one specific thing to look for and do.

Syntax for ASP & SSI is exactly the same.

<!--#include file=""-->
<!--#include virtual=""-->

If you were considering having some Server Side activity going on in future then it'd be a better bet to make 'em all ASP now thuogh, imho.

Out of interest, why are they all ASP now if they aren't doing any ASPing?

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You should also consider an HTML Preprocessor which requires no server resources at all.
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use include file
CaiapfasAuthor Commented:

I'm using ssi, but i'm having a issue. when i try to go back a few directories i get [an error occurred while processing this directive]

example of what i'm doing <!--#include file="../menus/cds.htm"-->
how do I go back a directory or 2? using absolute paths doesnt work either.

>>>>> Syntax for ASP & SSI is exactly the same. <<< is all syntax the same?
You can use virtual= instead of file=

<!--#include file="/html/menus/cds.htm"-->

where /html/menus/cds.htm is the full virtual path to the include file

<!--#include virtual="/html/menus/cds.htm"-->
CaiapfasAuthor Commented:
can you point me torwards a go SSI tutorial?
Glad we could help.  Thanks for the A. :^)

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