View Full Version : Are ssi's good code or as bad as iframes?

07-23-2004, 03:50 PM

I need to have a certain feature in one of my pages and I have heard that Iframes are not good. What about Server Side Includes then? Are they the way to go or should I find another way.

hope this is the correct forum.


07-23-2004, 04:44 PM
SSi's are better to use imo. They'll work with all browsers etc as they're all processed by the server. You'll have no cross-browser, search engine, pda etc problems, as long as the html included it coded correctly, where as frames you're limited to what you can show them on

07-24-2004, 04:26 AM
ssi and iframes are like apples and oranges.

ssi will add in a section of coding to a spot. done.
iframes are a section thing too, but you can change its contents at the click of a link. ssi stuff will have you reloading a new page each click.

so it really depends on what direction you want to go in i guess.

as for them being either bad or good though, both are good if they are coded well, both can be bad if not coded well, both will work in current browsers.

07-24-2004, 08:57 AM
I don't agree with pb&j. Iframes are not NEARLY as compatible.

What you should really do is install PHP....

<?php require 'filename.ext'; ?>

07-28-2004, 05:07 PM
Ahh good. I am about to start learning php and MySQL so I may get a better solution then. Thanks guys.