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HTML in frontpage won't let paypal do its work



6:25 am on Dec 4, 2007 (gmt 0)

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So I inherited this website to manage, so I'm not the initial builder, and I've been kind of learning things as I go along. Well, this website I work for wants to do online donations, so I set it up and its all easy. Only thing is, it only works if you go directly to the page www.example.org/giving.htm ,

if you surf through the front (www.example.org) the address bar always shows up as www.example.org no matter what page you're on. So my question is, how do I turn that off so it shows what page I'm on, because when you just surf to the "online giving" section, paypal gives an error when linked from their site. But if you go directly to the page, it works fine. Same page...there isn't 2 different pages, it just loads some sort of header that replaces it in the address bar.

Any thoughts? Sorry if this is newbie-ish, but this site seems loaded with smart people, who are kind and really know what they're doing. Thanks in advance for your help.


[edited by: tedster at 7:48 am (utc) on Dec. 4, 2007]
[edit reason] switch to example.org - it can never be owned [/edit]


7:50 am on Dec 4, 2007 (gmt 0)

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It sounds like this website is built in a frameset. No matter which pages are being displayed in the individual frames, the address of the frameset that "holds" those frames will always be the same, and that's what shows in the address bar.

Am I right? If so, the best way to fix it, in my opinion is not to use frames. It may be a lot of work to "flatten" the site if you're new to the technology, but that would be the best.


2:57 pm on Dec 4, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Thanks for your quick response!

Also, Thanks for editing my message (example), I appreciate it.

I totally understand the concept you put forward, that somewhere the index (or something) is projecting itself onto each page's top frame regardless. Is there a way to rewrite the code in the index to make it not do that? (or wherever the setting is at). But I don't even know where to start in starting with a flat page. Is there a piece of code I could post to see if it's possible that there's an easier solution?

Thanks again.


4:13 pm on Dec 4, 2007 (gmt 0)

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a workaround I used was i used that worked was I used the Jimco Spawn plugin, for frontpage 2000 and linked directly to the page.

It opens it in a new window with that plugin, so it's not ideal, but it makes it work for now.

If you have any other pointers to fix it permanently, let me know.


Corey Bryant

4:48 pm on Dec 5, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Sounds like that is the pop-up? You could just target the link to a new page - right click on the hyperlink and in Hyperlink Properties choose Target Frame - New Window. This will add
to the <a> element. This might be better instead of a pop-up.



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