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Master Visually®: Dreamweaver® CS4 and Flash® CS4 Professional by Rob Huddleston

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Chapter 22. Advanced Dynamic Topics

Include External Files

Since the early days of the Web, designers have struggled to find ways to share content such as navigation bars and footers across multiple pages. Dreamweaver templates offer one solution to the problem, but server-side scripting languages offer another in their ability to include external files.

Most dynamic pages are constructed by combining a series of smaller files into one. The navigation bar is often a completely independent file, as are sidebar content, footers, and possibly even the main content of the page. Each of these components is then included in the primary page. When this page is requested by the browser, the scripting language pulls the contents of the included pages into ...

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