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It's tough to say what might be wrong with your system with the information given. For example, where are you trying to get links to work? If links aren't working in your HTML I might guess your code is off rather than the server settings. Have you validated your HTML [validator.w3.org]?
This would be so much easier with apache.
Thanks for the response by the way.
I've used this forum for months but just recently registered. I'm amazed at how good this site is. It never turns in to soap opera, flaming, or any other such nonsense as so often happens on other forums.
Everyone here is pretty much all business, all the time.
It's behaving as if the page you are viewing is not actually where you think it is.
What happens if you substitute the server IP address for www.etc.etc?>>
This is what I thought initially. But the docs are in the same folder. I cna't point to an IP address becuase they are using a dynamic dns service (TZO).
The entire setup is pretty bad but you'd think I could at least create a basic hyperlink.
As for the other question, all of the html validates.
The wierdest part is i wrote a little java script, put an href inside to just /about.htm, and it works fine.
I'm starting to wonder if the IIS server just needs to be reinstalled.
When you view the page online and mouse over the link, what is the exact URL showing on the status bar? >>
I've actually tried it both ways.
And when I mouse over nothing shows up until I put in the full path, then the [blahblahblah.com...]
shows up and works.
I'm starting to think maybe a DNS foreward problem with TZO. I checked their site and don't see anything related.
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-strict.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xml:lang="en" lang="en">
<li><a href="http://www.example.com/about.htm">About (full path)</a></li>
<li><a href="/about.htm">About (relative #1)</a></li>
<li><a href="about.htm">About (relative #2)</a></li>
I'm guessing that there is something else in the page that is affecting this.