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What am I doing wrong with site publishing?

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Doc
I'm trying to get to the bottom of a problem I've been having with
publishing a freebie website.

I'm using a program called WebEasy. Using a very simple site upload as an
example, in this case a picture of a couple of antique chairs. I paste a
single .jpg image, and save the web page file, which gets saved as an .alb
file.

Then, after choosing the "build website" function, the following files are
found in the folder for the website:

chairs_website.htm
chairs_website_001.htm
chairs_website000p00.gif
chairs_website001001.jpg
chairs_website.txt - which contains the following text:

2004/09/18 17:28 chairs_website001001.jpg
2004/09/18 17:28 chairs_website000p00.gif
2004/09/18 17:28 chairs_website_001.htm
2004/09/18 17:28 chairs_website.htm

Now, going through the publish functions, brings up 4 tabs -

- REMOTE ACCESS with fields for "host name", "user identifier" and
"password".
- GENERAL with fields for "initial remote folder", "initial local folder",
"timeout" and "local IP port"
- WWW SITE with fields for "website address" and "primary page"
- FIREWALL which I don't think is applicable.

Is it correct that the "primary page" is the page that the initial website
address should point to or is that not correct? The choices under this field
are a number of choices like index.htm, index.html, default.htm,
default.html etc. I understand what most of these are for but one of my
confusions is that no files by any of these names are created when building
the site. "Initial Local Folder" I understand is the folder on the computer
where the site files are stored.

The program assigns a package name, in this case "chairs_website" and then
uploads the files. However, when doing the "run site", I get directed to an
"error website cannot be found" message.

I'm able to go to the page if I use the name of one of the photo files at
the end of the website address, however I get the sense that this is a
jury-rigged way to do it. I feel like there's a fundamental problem with one
of more of the steps of uploading/naming the website.

Any assistance will be appreciated.
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"Doc" <do*********@REMOVEhotmail.com> wrote in message
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Is it correct that the "primary page" is the page that the initial website
address should point to or is that not correct? The choices under this field are a number of choices like index.htm, index.html, default.htm,
default.html etc. I understand what most of these are for but one of my
confusions is that no files by any of these names are created when building the site.

As a correction, after going through the publish process, somewhere along
the line, an index.htm file apparently was created.
Jul 23 '05 #2

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"Doc" <do*********@REMOVEhotmail.com> wrote in
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Is it correct that the "primary page" is the page that the initial
website address should point to or is that not correct? The choices
under this field are a number of choices like index.htm, index.html,
default.htm, default.html etc. I understand what most of these are for
but one of my confusions is that no files by any of these names are
created when building the site. "Initial Local Folder" I understand is
the folder on the computer where the site files are stored.


The "primary page" to which this program of yours refers is the document
which some Web servers look for when given a path that ends with a
directory name. If the path of the page that the browser requests is
/information/blah/, the server will send the contents of index.html inside
the "blah" directory. Or it will send the contents of index.htm, or
default.htm, etc, depending on what Web server program is used. It doesn't
matter to the end user; after all, a Web server's internal directory
structure does not need to have anything to do with the path in the URL.
Different Web servers behave differently.

Jul 23 '05 #3

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On Sun, 19 Sep 2004 00:58:02 +0000, Doc wrote:

"Doc" <do*********@REMOVEhotmail.com> wrote in message
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Is it correct that the "primary page" is the page that the initial website
address should point to or is that not correct? The choices under this

field
are a number of choices like index.htm, index.html, default.htm,
default.html etc. I understand what most of these are for but one of my
confusions is that no files by any of these names are created when

building
the site.

As a correction, after going through the publish process, somewhere along
the line, an index.htm file apparently was created.


Give an example URL. In fact post all the resulting URLs to your pictures
and whatnot and I'll tell you which should be the "primary page" and why.
It'll be too confusing without the actual URLs to refer to.

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Jeffrey Silverman
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Jul 23 '05 #4

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"Jeffrey Silverman" <je**********@jhu.edu> wrote in message
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Give an example URL. In fact post all the resulting URLs to your pictures
and whatnot and I'll tell you which should be the "primary page" and why.
It'll be too confusing without the actual URLs to refer to.


Here goes:

http://home.mpinet.net/~docsavage20/...ebsite_001.htm
Jul 23 '05 #5

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On Tue, 21 Sep 2004 22:23:24 +0000, Doc wrote:

"Jeffrey Silverman" <je**********@jhu.edu> wrote in message
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Give an example URL. In fact post all the resulting URLs to your pictures
and whatnot and I'll tell you which should be the "primary page" and why.
It'll be too confusing without the actual URLs to refer to.


Here goes:

http://home.mpinet.net/~docsavage20/...ebsite_001.htm


Wow. Your site is a mess, if you ask me.

I suggest you use another web publishing tool. one that doesn't have a
"loading" page that meta-refresh-0 redirects the page to the wrong page.

Let me explain.

The link you gave is to a page that has a picture of a chair on it.
Nothing else. No links, no text, no nuthin'.

What are you trying to achieve with this?

Then, when I drop off the name of the page, "chairs_website_001.htm",to
see what the "index" of the site looks like, it turns out that there is a
<META refresh> tag in there that redirects you to
"chairs_website_001.htm". I doubt this is quite what you want.

Typically, on a webserver, there is a default page that is served up to
the browser when a website *directory* is accessed. Often this page is
named "index.html" but it is also nearly as often "default.htm". The
actual name is variable, and is configured within the web server
configuration.

So, then, take an example website, http://www.example.com. Say there is a
subdirectory, "chairs", which you would access with the following URL:

http://www.example.com/chairs/

And in the directory are the following files:
/path/to/webroot/chairs/index.html
/path/to/webroot/chairs/image1.gif
/path/to/webroot/chairs/image2.jpg

see? No index.html mentioned in the URL. But the page you see when you
browse to that URL is "index.html"

Index.html contains textual information and links to other pages. NOT just
a big picture in the middle of the page.

It looks like YOUR publishing software did create this index.html
(although they incorrectly named it index.htm, a pet peeve of mine in this
Microsoft-centric world of ours) only the index.htm REDIRECTS the browser
to the page that you assigned in the web publishing tool as the "primary
page".

Frankly, this is shitty. It is a non-standard and goofy way of creating a
web site.

If you have more questions, feel free to ask. I think this is enough info
for now.

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Jeffrey Silverman
je**********@jhu.edu
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Jul 23 '05 #6

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"Jeffrey Silverman" <je**********@jhu.edu> wrote in message
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On Tue, 21 Sep 2004 22:23:24 +0000, Doc wrote:

"Jeffrey Silverman" <je**********@jhu.edu> wrote in message
news:pa****************************@jhu.edu...
Give an example URL. In fact post all the resulting URLs to your pictures and whatnot and I'll tell you which should be the "primary page" and why. It'll be too confusing without the actual URLs to refer to.
Here goes:

http://home.mpinet.net/~docsavage20/...ebsite_001.htm


Wow. Your site is a mess, if you ask me.

I suggest you use another web publishing tool. one that doesn't have a
"loading" page that meta-refresh-0 redirects the page to the wrong page.

Let me explain.

The link you gave is to a page that has a picture of a chair on it.
Nothing else. No links, no text, no nuthin'.

What are you trying to achieve with this?


Right, that's all there is. Just a pic. Someone asked for a link. I had put
it up so people could see the chair for another reason. Someone asked for
the link to the site I referred to.

If you have more questions, feel free to ask. I think this is enough info
for now.


Appreciate your response, I need to digest your info before asking further.

Thanks
Jul 23 '05 #7

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