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    Server Side Includes

    Hello everyone. I'm struggling with what should be a fairly simple problem to solve, so sorry if this is a stupid question.

    I'm trying to get a menu to appear in every page on my site using server-side includes in the form:

    <!--#include file="/include/thisfile.asp" -->

    assuming that the first forward-slash would locate the file from the root of the site. However, when I try this (I'm using MS IIS 5 on a Win2k machine) I get the following message:

    Active Server Pages error 'ASP 0130'
    Invalid File attribute
    /directory/default.asp, line 9
    File attribute '/include/thisfile.asp' cannot start with forward slash or back slash.

    My question is, then, how can I reference a file relative to the server root without resorting to:

    <!--#include file="http://www.mysite.com/include/thisfile.asp" -->

    as I have a lot of these, and all these DNS queries will slow me right down.

    Any help you guys can give would be really appreciated.

    Cheers

    Russell[B][I]Active Server Pages error 'ASP 0130'

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    Code:
    <!--#include virtual="/include/thisfile.asp" -->
    The configuration for ASP also has to be set to allow parent paths using the MMC for IIS.


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