>c) The best way is the one you've described, with the .htaccess file.
>Also the syntax may be different, if 'include file' doen't work, try
my server required the .htaccess file AND that each file I want to run it on have a chmod done after uploading.
and it's up and working beautifully.
I flat out didn't realize how very simple it was. Now I think I'll do another one to make the "footer" on each page identical, as well. If I'm going to change 'em all, I might as well make both changes at once.
Thank you, helpful gentlemen! (and there's no need to flame, Bill, the problem was I started out by reading all the technical explanations of what makes it work and how it can be a security breech and got scared off.)