Why are Server Side Includes considered outdated?
Posted on 2013-02-06
I'm re-designing a website that was built on server side includes to insert common pieces of page content.
For example, the navigation bar and some top-of-the-page content plus a footer are all included in every page on the site by SSI.
I keep reading that SSI is an outdated technology, don't use it. This website is static - a simple information delivery site - no dynamic content. So it's not going to make full use of PHP or Perl templating or anything like that. I just need to insert the common elements.
In such a situation, is there case to consider SSI too out of date to use and I should use something else? Os scan I justify suffering the snickering of the cool kids and do what works?