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Frontpage 2002 Absolute References
absolute vs. relative references
shan24

10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 644 posted 4:35 pm on Feb 19, 2004 (gmt 0)

Does anyone know if there is any way to force Frontpage to keep absolute references in the html instead of automatically changing them back to relative? This is driving me crazy. You would think there would be some simple setting. Or if not, maybe FP 2003 will better handle this problem. Normally relative references are not a problem but my client occasionally needs absolute paths in the html for emails going out through another program, etc.

Thanks,
Shannon

 

caine

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 644 posted 3:40 pm on Feb 20, 2004 (gmt 0)

I would think to add absolute addresses instead of relative, would be a manual change unless you know how to edit the files, that assign relative/absolute linking for the website in question.

I don't think it is an FP only problem, DW has these restraints as well.

shan24

10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 644 posted 5:01 pm on Feb 20, 2004 (gmt 0)

Well I do have a way of tricking it, I take the page I created in frontpage, save it to my hard drive but tell it not to save any of the files and to leave the paths as they exist. Then I ftp it from my hard drive back onto the website. Which does work but it is starting to be a pain when I have to go through that all the time. I'm surprised Dreamweaver would have the same constraints.

adfree

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Msg#: 644 posted 3:37 pm on Mar 3, 2004 (gmt 0)

>Which does work but it is starting to be a pain when I have to go through that all the time.

Same here, I guess I will replace FP now after my sites have grown so much. It is a nice tool for beginners and sites that do not need too much updating and changing.

wickydoodah

10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 644 posted 9:23 pm on Mar 3, 2004 (gmt 0)

How are you creating your absolute links in FrontPage? I use absolute links all the time and FP has never messed with mine. I'm using FP2003 but FP2002 also never gave me any problems.

I assume you're doing something like the following:

1) Create initial relative link ("/images/pic.jpg")
2) In HTML view, change link to absolute ("/images/pic.jpg" to "h**p://www.example.com/images/pic.jpg")
3) Save and publish.

I may be missing something here, but I can't see how FP would be smart enough to change absolute links to relative links. Relative to absolute, sure, but not the other way around.

minstrel

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Msg#: 644 posted 7:49 pm on Mar 24, 2004 (gmt 0)

Or... just right click on the link, select Hyperlink Properties, and add the http part right there. FP2002 doesn't alter any changes I make that way.

It would be nice if there were an option to make this the default for internal links, though...

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