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ASP - Dynamically include HTML page in ASP page

I have an ASP page. In it I have a DIV and in that I want to include an Include file which is only HTML 'includeNNNN.inc' - (NNNN is obtained from a database according to a Query String. That part I can do and will be in this <% =rsData.Fields.Item("pagename.inc").Value %> )

I know I can't have a dynamic include file because the Include is processed before the <% %> script.

The file I want to include is an HTML file. ie. no script to run on it. (Each of these have an article relating to the topic NNNN. can be up to 1,000 words)

Can someone suggest any ideas please?

My present knowledge is classic ASP. If PHP or ASP.NET have a solution I'm listening.
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How about
Server.Execute(filename & ".html")
hindersalivaAuthor Commented:
That simple. It worked!

A point to make: My last ASP hard core was until 2002 working with ASP2. just now I read a lot of stuff dated pre-ASP3.0 (that's now out of date) tearing my hair out.

I should have asked here first but wanted to put in some research before I did. Wasted 1.5 hours!
Thanks Gary!
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Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
Well, it took too long but here's my version that works off the query string.  You'd have to make up your own 'inc' files.
<%@ LANGUAGE = VBScript %>
<%  Option Explicit		%>
dim fs,fnum,filnam,t,x

<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN"

<title>ASP Read Text</title>
<h1>ASP Read Text</h1>
<h3>Test Links</h3>
<a href="ASPreadtext.asp?fnum=1">ASPreadtext.asp?fnum=1</a><br>
<a href="ASPreadtext.asp?fnum=2">ASPreadtext.asp?fnum=2</a><br>
If fnum<>"" Then
	filnam = "include" & fnum & ".inc"
	set fs=Server.CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
	set t=fs.OpenTextFile(Server.MapPath(filnam), 1)
End If

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hindersalivaAuthor Commented:
I have already accepted Gary's solution. It works.

Has Scripting.FileSystemObject have an advantage over Server.Execute?
Thanks for doing it.
Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
I know but I finished it so I posted it.
Has Scripting.FileSystemObject have an advantage over Server.Execute?
I have no idea.
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