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Method of HTML Page maintenance Disclosure Number: IPCOM000015013D
Original Publication Date: 2001-Aug-03
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-20

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Method and Apparatus for HTML Page Maintenance A. Boilerplate Management Disclosed are method and apparatus for maintaining a multiplicity of HTML pages that all have the same general appearance same masthead and same footer, for example. This methods permits the "factoring out" of the HTML for the common page parts while not requiring Server-Side Include (SSI). It is desirable to avoid SSI because SSI places undesirable load on the HTTP server machine (with SSI, a page is built each time it is served) and because it renders browser caches useless and therefore increases network traffic. This method uses architected HTML comments to mark the regions of the HTML file where the "real content" of the page is. HTML outside these markers is taken to be boilerplate. For example, a page might look like this: