A server-side include is information that a web server can include in a web page when it is sent to the user. Commonly-used SSIs on the Monash website include the date on which the page was last updated, common navigation elements (headers and section navigation) and common page content (footers). A server-side include instruction looks like this:!--#echo var="LAST_MODIFIED"
A type of HTML comment that directs the Web server to dynamically generate data for the Web page whenever it is requested. An SSI includes a special sequence of characters (tokens) on an HTML page. As the page is sent from the HTTP server to the requesting client, the page is scanned by the server for these special tokens. When a token is found, the server interprets the data in the token and performs an action based on the token data.
A mechanism for including dynamic text in World Wide Web documents. Server-side includes are special command codes that are recognized and interpreted by the server; their output is placed in the document body before the document is sent to the browser. Server-side includes can be used, for example, to include the date/time stamp in the text of the file.
a piece of code written into an HTML page that activates programs and interpreters on the server. An include is designed to create active web pages and reduce server overhead Search our site for more info on Server-Side Include