Can OE grab SSI files used in an htm or asp file

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devin M. arnold 03/29/2006 07:00 am

I am trying to download a VERY large internal website for Hewlett-Packard. All of the html web page files use SSI(server side includes) for the headers and footers on each of the web pages. This is done to keep all the internal web pages looking the same.

I`ve downloaded and tried numerous offline web pulling/browser applications and none of them can deal with SSI files EVEN if the path to the INCLUDE file is absolute. Why does this happen and can OE deal with pulling in the INCLUDE file and if not how can I manage this problem so the client can see their entire web site without any missing headers and footers?

many thanks,

devin M. arnold
Oleg Chernavin 03/29/2006 07:00 am
Dear Devin M. Arnold,

Thank you for asking us. The problem is simple here - SSI files are not visible to the browser. They are used by the server. When some browser or offline browser gets some file from server, the server software automatically includes SSI files and returns the full HTML file to the browser. This is don invisibly for the client software. That`s why offline browsers are not aware of SSI.

But why do you see a problem here? All downloaded pages should work well offline, because they already include SSI inside of them.

Best regards,
Oleg Chernavin
MetaProducts corp.