Shantonu Sen (email@example.com)
Mon, 15 Mar 1999 14:49:08 -0500 (EST)
alternatively, you can have the header.html have the IMG tag point to a
script instead of a static image. the script, in turn, would server up
different images depending on when its called.
i've had a lot of success with this for netscape, but IE doesnt seem to
like that. i suppose you could put a "[works only with netscape
navigator]", but this might not be the best solution for you.
you could also have header.html regenerated every minute with a different
ad, but this might get a little dangerous on a highload site if the html
file is constantly being rewritten.
these might not be the best solutions, but they are alternatives.
On Mon, 15 Mar 1999, Gilles Detillieux wrote:
> According to Charlie Romero:
> > Can anyone point me in the right direction to get htsearch working with
> > either SSI or another cgi.
> > I am basically trying to get rotating banners in the header.html and I have
> > a great CGI that I would like to use. Normally I can call the cgi either by
> > itself or using SSI but this doesn't appear to be an option with htsearch.
> > Any suggestions?
> This should maybe be added to the FAQ. It's come up a few times already.
> While htsearch doesn't currently provide a means of doing SSI on its
> output, or calling other CGI scripts, it does have the capability (since
> 3.1.0b3) of using environment variables in templates.
> The easiest way to get rotating banners in htsearch is to replace htsearch
> with a wrapper script that sets an environment variable to the banner
> content, or whatever dynamically generated content you want. Your script
> can then call the real htsearch to do the work. You'd then need to
> reference that environment variable in header.html (or wrapper.html if
> that's what you're using), to indicate where the dynamic content should
> be placed.
> If the dynamic content is generated by a CGI script, your new wrapper
> script which calls this CGI would then have to strip out the parts that
> you don't want embedded in the output (headers, some tags) so that only
> the relevant content gets put into the environment variable you want.
> Your wrapper script can be written as a shell script, or in perl, C,
> C++, or whatever you feel comfortable using.
> Gilles R. Detillieux E-mail: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Spinal Cord Research Centre WWW: http://www.scrc.umanitoba.ca/~grdetil
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