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I have uploaded a small 3 page web using MS Publisher 2003 and after
uploading I switched on url masking to cloak the url.

I am certain that it worked fine.

I simply changed the colour scheme in Publisher and reuploaded the page. The
links no longer work?

When I switch off url masking it works as it should?

www.sealpointroofing.com is pointing to
http://www.btinternet.com/~jimmysmit...pointindex.htm and of course if you go in
through the latter url it works also

This is something simple isnt it?

Thanks for any help!
Jul 23 '05 #1
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Ginchy wrote:
I have uploaded a small 3 page web using MS Publisher 2003 and after
uploading I switched on url masking to cloak the url.
Microsoft tools do not produce valid markup. Instead, the crap they
produce can best be described as
application/vnd.ms-tag-soup+illformed-xml. Essentially nothing but the
most buggy MS products can understand it. Run the publisher generated
HTML through the validator [1] to see how messed up it is.
I simply changed the colour scheme in Publisher and reuploaded the page. The
links no longer work?

When I switch off url masking it works as it should?

www.sealpointroofing.com is pointing to
It works for me, but if I weren't using a browser that supported frames,
I'd get a disastrous frameset page telling me my browser doesn't support
them. By the way, AFAIK, Google doesn't support frames, so good luck
getting any visitors. :-)
http://www.btinternet.com/~jimmysmit...pointindex.htm and of course if you go in
through the latter url it works also


Please don't use URL masking [2], it's a totally inaccessible piece of
junk that abuses the concept of frames for unnecessary presentational
purposes. You should switch to a host the provides real web/domain
hosting, not an overpriced pseudo-redirection service (If they're
charging you anything more than $0 for it, demand a refund). I've been
referred to a few very cheap hosting services that might be suitable for
your needs [3].

[1] http://validator.w3.org/
[2] http://lachy.id.au/blogs/nettwits/20...sibility-cloak
[3] http://lachy.id.au/blogs/log/2004/10...sting#comments

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Jul 23 '05 #2

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Dan

Ginchy wrote:
I have uploaded a small 3 page web using MS Publisher 2003
Always a bad idea; the pseudo-HTML/XML extruded by that program makes
the output of FrontPage look incredibly clean by comparison.
and after
uploading I switched on url masking to cloak the url.


Another bad idea; get a real hosting account so you don't have to use a
clumsy contraption of frames to impair the navigation of your site.
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Dan

Jul 23 '05 #3

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