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Server Side Includes - Paths, Directories
Paths, directory, SSI

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Msg#: 3372554 posted 7:32 pm on Jun 19, 2007 (gmt 0)

On my server I have a directory and file located here that I want to access - /public_html/ads/728-468x90-60.txt

Index.shtml is in the public_html directory of my server. If I put a server side include in index.shtml that asks for a txt file from /public_html/ads, it will look like this....

<!--#include file="./ads/728-468x90-60.txt"-->

And it works great. Now........

I have another directory with a file in it located at /public_html/windows2003/start.htm. I want to put an SSI in start.htm and it will look like this....or so I thought...

<!--#include file="../ads/728-468x90-60.txt"-->
<!--#include file="/public_html/ads/728-468x90-60.txt"-->
<!--#include file="../../ads/728-468x90-60.txt"-->
<!--#include file="./ads/728-468x90-60.txt"-->
<!--#include file="/./ads/728-468x90-60.txt"-->

But none of these paths enable me to get the same file from /public_html/ads/. Plus I have tried many more. Does anyone know how to access this file from this location? Or know how to access directories with SSIs? Paths, to me, are strange with SSIs.



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Msg#: 3372554 posted 10:02 pm on Jun 19, 2007 (gmt 0)

<!--#include file="../ads/728-468x90-60.txt"-->

It looks like using virtual (below) instead of file (above) will do the trick. I did a search on the forums and found the solution. I did a search before I posted but wasn't patient enough. The code below works.

<!--#include virtual="/ads/728-468x90-60.txt"-->


WebmasterWorld Senior Member jdmorgan us a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member

Msg#: 3372554 posted 4:51 am on Jun 20, 2007 (gmt 0)

Glad you got it figured out -- "include virtual" is recommended for most applications.


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