Best practise:<BR>Use the FileSystemObject to read the data in. Tutorials are everywhere - use Google to find 'em.<BR>You can set up some caching using Application variables if the files don't change often.<BR><BR>Craig.
No, of course not. There's an FAQ on this subject if you're interested.<BR><BR>SSI includes are executed BEFORE ASP. If you wanted to execute the code held in those files, the ASP interpreter would need to be loaded at least twice, which would be resource intensive.<BR><BR>You should design your system around this, not try and force the system to do it.<BR><BR>Craig.