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Framed Site - Index.html

What file name?



12:12 am on Feb 17, 2001 (gmt 0)

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When a site is built with frames, the frameset file is usually named INDEX.HTM. Does it matter if the file is named DEFAULT.HTM?

My understanding is that it makes no difference but I am not 100% sure about this when it comes to framed sites.

Any comments?


7:13 am on Feb 17, 2001 (gmt 0)

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I assume you're speaking about making a difference to the search engines? No difference at all that I've ever heard of.


3:43 pm on Feb 17, 2001 (gmt 0)

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the difference can be that when you type in www.yourdomain.com, some servers will default to index.htm, some to index.html, and some to default.htm.

Check with your server.


11:38 am on Feb 19, 2001 (gmt 0)

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Well actually it depends on the web server index.htm & default.htm are defined as the start page of the site

so when somebody enters www.xxx.yyy/aja/

It then picks the index.htm or the default.htm as the page and is shown

any page can be a frameset it will not make a difference



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