Problems with SSI

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Mierka

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Feb 23, 2012, 2:36:21 PM2/23/12
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So I got the CSS style page done for my pages with one minor glitch
that doesn't seem noteworthy but the navigation box as an SSI is not
working for me.

My navigation code looks like this
<div id="nav">
<ul>
<li><a href="terpconnect.umd.edu/~mierka/home.shtml>Home</a></li>
<li><a href="terpconnect.umd.edu/~mierka/LBSC690.shtml>LBSC 690</a></
li>
<li><a href="terpconnect.umd.edu/~mierka/courses.shtml>Courses</a></
li>
</ul></div>

I copied the slides from class relatively closely and it's clearly
connecting to my other pages but the problem is what it's doing. For
some reason or another when I add the navigation page to terpconnect
(happens with either html or shtml format) my navigation box doesn't
appear and instead all the text on the page turns into links that go
nowhere. Anybody have any idea what is going on with this?

I'm on campus this afternoon if anyone is free to help me figure it
out.

Help please!
Thanks,
Mierka

William Webber

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Feb 23, 2012, 3:34:43 PM2/23/12
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Three words: close double quotes.

Mierka

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Feb 23, 2012, 3:47:43 PM2/23/12
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Aaaahh thank you!!!
yet another reason why a second pair of eyes makes all the difference.
Thanks!

William Webber

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Feb 23, 2012, 3:52:19 PM2/23/12
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This leapt out at me when I did "view page source". Under my
browser (Firefox) at least, the HTML source is syntactically
color-coded; if there's something wrong with the syntax, then
it's often clearly visible in the color coding.

A good HTML editor will provide similar functionality, but
unfortunately WordPad and TextEdit don't count as good
HTML editors. (People are welcome to use HTML editors,
as long as they're what Wikipedia calls "text editors"; that
is, you're directly editing the code as if it were text, not
working in WYSIWYG mode.)

William

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