While working on a html template, I wanted to include some global files like the header and footer to avoid duplicating the same code in all the files. But I wondered if there was a way to do this without having to resort to PHP . Although it’s a popular language, some buyers might want to use the files with ASP , Rails, or another server-side language.
It turns out it’s very easy to do with jQuery, so I wrote up a very short tutorial:
Disclaimer: don’t use this technique if you think your buyers are going to use the files as they are, because if they use a client-side include on their live site, Google won’t be able to index it. But it’s still a useful trick for something like an admin interface template.
This is one way, but I’m pretty sure you can just use AJAX to include the file in the same way.