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hi,

trying to make a website that for the general part will host links and what not to interesting websites, now i plan to add a new page or two every 3 or 4 days, but to avoid changing the html code in every page i was wondering if i can put in one bit of code that will just KNOW which pages are 1, 4, 92, etc...

i have seen the "?page=" code and was wondering....

A) could this work for me
B) how to use it

If not does anyone know of  a system that will do this with the minimal need for code changing, renaming etc...
 
Any help would be great
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Typically, when you see that sort of syntax - "?something=this" at the end of a URL, it means that it is a dynamic website, ie. the pages are generated using content from a database.

So, you may have one html page, ie. www.domain.com/page.php (PHP because you will need to use a scripting language like PHP or ASP to access the database).  When that page is called, the syntax on the end tells the web server which record from the database the content should come from.  So, www.domain.com/page.php?page=3 and www.domain.com/page.php?page=10 are the same html page, but they are populated with different content from the database.  The more database records you have, the more pages you appear to have, but ultimately, the are really all the same html page.
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have you got a link where i can learn about this in a bit more detail.

and thanks once again
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Here's a very basic overview I found with a quick search on Google - www.inetwebinc.com/architecture.php3?id_in=0817IN668873.  If I find something better later on, I will post it here.  Take a look & if you have any follow up questions, please feel free to ask.
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