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Message board "notify" mail URL to topic makes the browser seek for...
..page in wrong directory.

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Msg#: 693 posted 6:06 pm on Jan 5, 2002 (gmt 0)


This might seem to be a problem caused by the message board I use, but I think I'm the culprit. Here's the situation:

My site is password protected. Inside cgi-bin, I have a message board that opens in a frameset located in a directory two steps further down in the hierarchy.

When someone wants a "notify of new posts", the mail comes with a perfect URL to the topic like this:

But when clicking the link, the browser can't find the file (oh, it exists allright) and shows this:
Not Found
The requested URL /site/html/cgi-bin/ikonboard/data/template.dat was not found on this server.

I'm far from an expert on this, but it seems as if my site structure is messing things up. The frameset and other html's are located in /site/html/ but the board scripts are found at top, in /cgi-bin/

Can someone enlighten a dumbfounded newbie on this? Thanks in advance!




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Msg#: 693 posted 2:48 pm on Jan 8, 2002 (gmt 0)

I suspect you're right about your site structure being at the root of this problem. In another thread, chiyo suggested posting your question in Ikonboard's discussion forum and that's probably a good suggestion for this question too.


10+ Year Member

Msg#: 693 posted 9:14 pm on Jan 8, 2002 (gmt 0)


You're right on both accounts.
The structure has been reorganized and I am presently installing a new board to deal with someother problems.

Oh, and the reason I posted here is simply that I have "met" some VERY talented people here.

But you can pull out this topic. It's over.


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