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Overview
Server Side Include Random Image Displayer is a slightly extended version of the original, and more simple Random Image Displayer. The original simply allowed for a random image to be displayed on the screen each time the page was accessed or reloaded, without the necessity of a Server Side Include. The Server Side Includes version of this same script allows you to have a random image appear together with its corresponding random link, as well as a few more configurable options than the Basic Random Image Displayer. There are several downloading options available below and more information on this script can be found in the Readme file.
Readme
The Readme files at Matt's Script Archive contain detailed installation, configuration and usage instructions that will take you step by step from putting the scripts on your system to using them in your web pages. You should read these through and keep them by you when setting up or installing any MSA script. It is probably not a bad idea to print them out. Each compressed script package contains a plain text version of the Readme file, however the links below will take you to their HTML counterparts.

      Readme Files: SSI Random Image Displayer:
            - Copyright and Header
            - Overview
            - ssi_rand_image.pl
            - Server Side Includes
            - History
Download
SSI Random Image Displayer can be downloaded in several different formats, or you can even have it mailed to you as a uuencoded file. Click on one of the links below to the appropriately compressed file and download options will appear.
SSI Rand Image file format: .zip (3.9kb), .tar.gz (4.7kb), .tar (20.5kb) 
The above distributions contain the following files you may wish to view:

      ssi_rand_image.pl - The perl script that randomly selects and displays and image.
      README - Includes installation instructions and a detailed description of use.
Working Demo
Several scripts at Matt's Script Archive lend themselves well to local working demonstrations. SSI Random Image Displayer is one of these and the working demo is shown below (reload for new image):

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Frequently Asked Questions
The Frequently Asked Questions Archive at MSA is the easiest and fastest way to get help. It contains a list of the most commonly asked questions as well as their answers. Check these out before you seek other means of help, as your question may be answered here already.

      Frequently Asked Questions: SSI Random Image Displayer:
            1. What are Server Side Includes?
            2. Do I need Server Side Includes to run this?
nms SSI Random Image Displayer
The following is a drop-in replacement for SSI Random Image Displayer developed by a project called nms. We have also supplied info about their goals and modifications.
nms SSI Random Image Displayer file format: .zip (5.3kb), .tar.gz (4.1kb) 

 

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