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Please help - Hair loss imminent!

 2:22 pm on Aug 9, 2002 (gmt 0)

Hi there,

I have created a webpage but keep being told by people that when they click the links, they get no content. When I look at the site using IE6 all looks fine.....

Any ideas?

Any help would be hugely appreciated as I can't get it to work. The wife is nagging and I am at the end of my tether....

Thanks in advance


[edited by: Marcia at 2:37 pm (utc) on Aug. 9, 2002]
[edit reason] url snipped [/edit]



 2:32 pm on Aug 9, 2002 (gmt 0)

Hello Kasey

Content present when I look at it.


 2:33 pm on Aug 9, 2002 (gmt 0)

Hi kasey

First, welcome to WW. Second, as I'm sure the mods will tell you very soon, you are not supposed to drop URLs in here, so put it into your profile.

Check your links, it seems you have lots of backslashes \ instead of slashes /. Looks like IE can resolve them, but other browsers can't.


 2:34 pm on Aug 9, 2002 (gmt 0)

I can see the rooms, but when I click on the price list or contact I get this in the interior frame:

Not Found
The requested URL /MainPage/..\Prices\prices.htm was not found on this server.


 2:37 pm on Aug 9, 2002 (gmt 0)


The 'Enter' link on your entry page is coded :

when clicked you get an error because the slash between MainPage and Main_Page.htm must be forward i.e.


 2:37 pm on Aug 9, 2002 (gmt 0)

Welcome to WebmasterWorld kasey1581,

You are using local links on your computer. I noticed this is exported from word. It will work for your computer only.

Example link on your page:
<a href="..\house\kitchen\page.htm">kitchen</a>

Needs to be:
<a href="www.example.com/folder-where-page.htm-file-exists-onserver/page.htm>kitchen</a>

All links need to follow this format using "/" instead of "\" which are local paths.

<added>Man I'm slow!</added>


 2:41 pm on Aug 9, 2002 (gmt 0)

<added>Man I'm slow!</added>

Yep, and I was first :).

I knew the mods would snip that URL, but how do you guys (and ladies :)) find them that fast? Do you have a bot spidering the forums or something?


 2:42 pm on Aug 9, 2002 (gmt 0)

recent posts man. Its the only way to go. BTW I check out your navigation not the homepage. You need to look at your links inside your navigational frame. Those are the ones I was talking about.

[edited by: korkus2000 at 2:43 pm (utc) on Aug. 9, 2002]


 2:43 pm on Aug 9, 2002 (gmt 0)

I use the recent post link a lot (as my profile will tell you ;), but don't read all the actual posts. And the title to this one was not really an indicator for a URL.


 2:56 pm on Aug 9, 2002 (gmt 0)

Sorry about posting the URL, won't do it again....

Thanks to you all

However, when I look at the links on the page all the slashes are facing the correct way i.e. /

Why am I not seeing them the pointing the wrong way?

Any ideas?



 2:59 pm on Aug 9, 2002 (gmt 0)

Are you viewing the source in ie?


 3:01 pm on Aug 9, 2002 (gmt 0)

How did you make the page? Tool?

If you click on view source in IE you should have the editor open, there you will see the backslashes.


 3:11 pm on Aug 9, 2002 (gmt 0)

It is a word document exported to html. Word doesn't help you very much on what the code will be.


 3:18 pm on Aug 9, 2002 (gmt 0)

Yukk. I once had a table in word which I was too lazy to redo in code, so I just saved the word as HTML and inserted the body into my file.

Later the file was redone with real code. The file size was reduced to a third ;).


 8:03 am on Aug 10, 2002 (gmt 0)

Somebody forgot to edit Staffa's post :)

Basically, some of the links have / but others have \ -- it's very inconsistent. I think the Vectored Graphics (I didn't install the plugin) are playing merry hell with the layout, and this may also be a cause of many of the problems.

Basically, using Microsoft Word to create a website is fraught with problems. Word is a word processor and simply not geared to creating websites. The resulting code is full of MS proprietory code in a format that I suppose is meant to approximate XML. Or, in layman's terms, it works with Microsoft Internet Explorer if you're lucky.

Word does have the ability to export documents in HTML format (kinda), but it's not designed for this. It's great if you're in a hurry and need to publish a report immediately and only have it in Microsoft Word format, but only as a temporary measure.

Using Microsoft Frontpage will give you better results. Unfortunately, the results from FP are also not aways brilliant, but at least it's designed for website creation -- which Word, simply, isn't.


 11:13 am on Aug 10, 2002 (gmt 0)


apologies if I did something wrong, do tell me and I'll correct it myself and avoid it in the future.
Much appreciated, thanks.


 1:38 pm on Aug 10, 2002 (gmt 0)

Welcome to Webmaster World kasey1581,

I would elect to use a simple notepad over a word document for coding. Or copy now the code over from word to txt and what wasn't obvious before will be.

Also, in your ftp you may be able to access your source code there in txt form and fix the mistakes right there.

Hi Staffa, and welcome as well. I think what rewboss is pointing out is the use again of kasey1581's url, but it's unlinked so it slid through.

Thanks for all your help folks, we've some great members here, helping posters and helping the board. Two thumbs up!

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