Processing or content generation that is done on the web server or other server, as opposed to on the client computer where the web browser is running.
An example is server-side include where one file is inserted in another before it is served, rather than, say, having the browser request the files separately and combine them using an iframe. A very common kind of server-side processing is the inclusion of data from a database in a web page.
There are many software environments and technologies designed for server-side processing, e.g. CGI, ISAPI, WebObjects and ASP.
- Server-side include
World-Wide Web (SSI) The facility provided by most web servers, e.g. NCSA httpd, to replace special tags in an HTML file with the contents of another file before the file is sent out by the server, i.e. an HTML macro. NCSA httpd tutorial (http://hoohoo.ncsa.uiuc.edu/docs/tutorials/includes.html). (1996-09-08)
noun, plural serveries. 1. Chiefly British. a food counter in a cafeteria or pub.
verb (used without object), served, serving. 1. to act as a servant. 2. to wait on table, as a waiter. 3. to offer or have a meal or refreshments available, as for patrons or guests: Come early, we’re serving at six. 4. to offer or distribute a portion or portions of food or a beverage, […]
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serve someone right