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    Hello,

    Have a quick tech question for some of the guru's here. I have some older .html pages that can't be easily changed to a .shtm extension due to having numerous links (like hundreds) pointing to it.

    But, instead of hard coding some information directly into the page, for some things I would like to use javascript to insert the content of the file into the page. Thus, what I would like to do is to have merchant sales/specials listed on my .html pages but which are not "hard coded" into the page. Using an external javascript file - with the appropriate commands imbedded into the .html page itself - seems like the way to do it.

    Problem is, how do I do it???

    Any suggestions at all would be greatly appreciated.

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    Can't help you with the javascript, but I can help with converting the htm files to shtml files.

    Add this line to your .htaccess file

    AddType text/html .htm
    AddHandler server-parsed .htm

    You don't have to change file names, and the .htm files then work with SSI

    Besides, I think search engines wouldn't see the content inserted from the javascript, they would only see the javascript code (don't quote me on this though.)
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    This page explains how to do it:
    http://www.pageresource.com/jscript/jxtern.htm

    I update HTML sidebars throughout my site this way. Makes life much easier.

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    This is how:

    <SCRIPT TYPE="text/javascript" SRC="menu.js"></SCRIPT>
    <NOSCRIPT>Your browser does not support script</NOSCRIPT>

    Replace menu.js with your file name.
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