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Upload non-FP code onto FP site?
Client wants changes to a FrontPage site

 12:00 pm on Jan 14, 2002 (gmt 0)

I understand that there are problems with using FTP on a FrontPage site. Friend/potential client wants some changes done to his FrontPage pages, which could lead to a total redesign. However, can I upload my pages without knocking out the extensions on his server, and if not, can he upload my pages without FrontPage doing terrible things to my code...



 2:09 am on Jan 15, 2002 (gmt 0)

The only thing you would break would be the functionality of the FP bots which are proprietary add-ins that require the FP extensions. If the site doesn't use any of these bots, then it is fairly safe to FTP plain HTML and image files...the server extensions tend to get flaky if you FTP into those _vti_cnf type folders.

If you have FP, you could open the web live on the server, publish the site to your local PC, then add your pages and republish back to the server. Likewise, your friend could just add the pages you send him/her locally, and publish from there if you don't want to risk messing up the server extensions.


 9:10 am on Jan 15, 2002 (gmt 0)

OK, thanks for reply, Bill. Don't have or know FP and don't want to destroy his extensions, so I'll send him the files and add it to the list of reasons why he should change the site!


 11:08 am on Jan 15, 2002 (gmt 0)

Just download the files and edit them as per usual just don't remove any <webot> stuff.

I have edited and uploaded pages with FP extensions and uploaded their modified versions without any trouble.

Its just another text file, you should be able to recognise the true HTML pretty easily.

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