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How do I imolement a navigation bar?

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For reasons I won't go into, I can't use server side includes & I haven't
got any athoring software.

How can I implement a navigation bar? I need to include the same text into
each file. I don't want to edit every single file when I put up a new page &
alter the navigation bar.

I'm prepared to use xhtml & xsl, if clear instructions are given.

Apr 19 '07 #1
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On 19 Apr, 09:45, "fed up" <noaddr...@fuspammer.comwrote:
For reasons I won't go into, I can't use server side includes & I haven't
got any athoring software.
So either get yourself an editor that has good search-and-replace,
then use that. Plenty of free ones, lists posted regularly.

Or else use some trivial script as a SSI mechanism before you upload
the pages. There's probably tools out there to do it exactly like SSI,
or it's only a couple of lines of shell script. You do know how to
write shell scripts don't you? You just put you lips togeher and
blow...

Or move to hosting with SSI.

Apr 19 '07 #2

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"Andy Dingley" <di*****@codesmiths.comwrote in message
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On 19 Apr, 09:45, "fed up" <noaddr...@fuspammer.comwrote:
For reasons I won't go into, I can't use server side includes & I
haven't
got any athoring software.

So either get yourself an editor that has good search-and-replace,
then use that. Plenty of free ones, lists posted regularly.

Or else use some trivial script as a SSI mechanism before you upload
the pages. There's probably tools out there to do it exactly like SSI,
or it's only a couple of lines of shell script. You do know how to
write shell scripts don't you? You just put you lips togeher and
blow...

Or move to hosting with SSI.
If you don't know the answer, don't bother posting.

Apr 19 '07 #3

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On Apr 19, 4:45 am, "fed up" <noaddr...@fuspammer.comwrote:
For reasons I won't go into, I can't use server side includes & I haven't
got any athoring software.

How can I implement a navigation bar? I need to include the same text into
each file. I don't want to edit every single file when I put up a new page &
alter the navigation bar.

I'm prepared to use xhtml & xsl, if clear instructions are given.
I've got a problem posted regarding including my navigation file, but
found the instructions from this site to be quite clear and easy. It
uses PHP.

http://brainstormsandraves.com/mobil...7.182148.shtml

I have no affiliation to the site, but found it as I was looking to do
the same thing.

Dave

Apr 19 '07 #4

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On Thu, 19 Apr 2007 11:20:14 GMT, "fed up" <no*******@fuspammer.com>
wrote:
>"Andy Dingley" <di*****@codesmiths.comwrote in message
news:11**********************@l77g2000hsb.googleg roups.com...
>On 19 Apr, 09:45, "fed up" <noaddr...@fuspammer.comwrote:
For reasons I won't go into, I can't use server side includes & I
haven't
got any athoring software.

So either get yourself an editor that has good search-and-replace,
then use that. Plenty of free ones, lists posted regularly.

Or else use some trivial script as a SSI mechanism before you upload
the pages. There's probably tools out there to do it exactly like SSI,
or it's only a couple of lines of shell script. You do know how to
write shell scripts don't you? You just put you lips togeher and
blow...

Or move to hosting with SSI.

If you don't know the answer, don't bother posting.

If you don't know three valid answers when you see them, don't bother
asking. It'll save others the time wasted trying to be helpful.
--
Chuck Taylor
http://home.hiwaay.net/~taylorc/contact/
Apr 19 '07 #5

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On Thu, 19 Apr 2007 10:26:27 -0500, Chuck Taylor
<ch**********@spamtrap.orgwrote:
>On Thu, 19 Apr 2007 11:20:14 GMT, "fed up" <no*******@fuspammer.com>
wrote:
>>"Andy Dingley" <di*****@codesmiths.comwrote in message
news:11**********************@l77g2000hsb.google groups.com...
>>On 19 Apr, 09:45, "fed up" <noaddr...@fuspammer.comwrote:
For reasons I won't go into, I can't use server side includes & I
haven't
>got any athoring software.

So either get yourself an editor that has good search-and-replace,
then use that. Plenty of free ones, lists posted regularly.

Or else use some trivial script as a SSI mechanism before you upload
the pages. There's probably tools out there to do it exactly like SSI,
or it's only a couple of lines of shell script. You do know how to
write shell scripts don't you? You just put you lips togeher and
blow...

Or move to hosting with SSI.

If you don't know the answer, don't bother posting.


If you don't know three valid answers when you see them, don't bother
asking. It'll save others the time wasted trying to be helpful.

Perhaps it would be productive to go into those "reasons [you] won't
go into". Knowing what those constraints are and why they're there
might help lead to answers you'd consider more useful.
--
Chuck Taylor
http://home.hiwaay.net/~taylorc/contact/
Apr 19 '07 #6

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<to**********@yahoo.comwrote in message
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On Apr 19, 4:45 am, "fed up" <noaddr...@fuspammer.comwrote:
For reasons I won't go into, I can't use server side includes & I
haven't
got any athoring software.

How can I implement a navigation bar? I need to include the same text
into
each file. I don't want to edit every single file when I put up a new
page &
alter the navigation bar.

I'm prepared to use xhtml & xsl, if clear instructions are given.

I've got a problem posted regarding including my navigation file, but
found the instructions from this site to be quite clear and easy. It
uses PHP.

http://brainstormsandraves.com/mobil...7.182148.shtml

I have no affiliation to the site, but found it as I was looking to do
the same thing.

Dave
Thanks for a very helpful posting. I'm looking into it.

Not so Fed Up

Apr 19 '07 #7

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On 19 Apr, 09:45, "fed up" <noaddr...@fuspammer.comwrote:
For reasons I won't go into, I can't use server side includes & I haven't
got any athoring software.

How can I implement a navigation bar? I need to include the same text into
each file. I don't want to edit every single file when I put up a new page &
alter the navigation bar.

I'm prepared to use xhtml & xsl, if clear instructions are given.

Xslt would effectively be just a batch transform, if I were you I
would skip the XML due to poor browser support and just use a plain
old fashioned batch edit to inject the navigation bar. There are lots
of scripting tools that could help you do this many of which are free,
simply pick one you like. I happen to use Apache Ant but that's
because I happen to know that tool well.

--
Nic

Apr 24 '07 #8

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