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Msg#: 327 posted 1:50 am on Jan 31, 2002 (gmt 0)

I use the much maligned Frontpage2000 editor to create my site.

It uses shared borders...and I just checked out the "search engine spider" tool on this site. The links on the shared border use a relative path, which link fine on the site, but when the spider read it, it didnt read it relatively, it read it absolutely

i.e.

1 I have a page called dictionary.asp which is linked to in the shared border
2 The shared border is in the _borders folder, and the dictionary page is in the root folder so the link looks like this

../dictionary.asp

when using the spider it read [dictionary.asp...]

obviously that isnt good. Would this occurrence be the same for the search engines of the web? If it is I could be doing my site some damage here!

When my pages load, the shared border HTML in the source code appears exactly if it was all in the one page, so I appreciate the spider must look at the link on the home page and think im linking to a folder one level up!!

Anyone got any views / experience with this?

 

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Msg#: 327 posted 10:56 am on Jan 31, 2002 (gmt 0)

The simspider has a few oddities. There is a thread here [webmasterworld.com] where I had the exact same problem. Short version, include the trailing / when you enter the domain, otherwise relative links display exactly as you found

Shouldn't do any damage though

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