FP97: Some WebBot Components Don't Work on Disk-Based Web

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The FrontPage WebBot components that interact with your Web browser will not function when the FrontPage web is disk-based. The browse-time WebBot components will only function through an HTTP server.


The WebBot browse-time components are
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In addition, the Internet Database Connector runs only when it is served on a Microsoft Personal Web Server for Windows 97, Windows NT Peer Web Services for NT 4.0 Workstation, and Microsoft Internet Information Server for NT Server.

A disk-based Web can be identified in the title bar of the FrontPage Explorer when you view the Web. A disk-based Web will have a drive letter and backslashes within parenthesis, as in the following example:
A server-based Web will have "http:" and forward slashes within parenthesis, as in the following example:
If you want to enable the WebBot browse-time components, copy your disk- based Web to an HTTP server. FrontPage 97 with Bonus pack comes with two Web servers to choose from: the FrontPage Personal Web Server and the Microsoft Personal Web Server.

Also, note that when you create a large disk-based Web, the status bar in FrontPage Explorer may display the "updating text indices" message. However, this information is misleading, because there are no indices on a disk-based Web.


Article ID: 160227 - Last Review: October 4, 2013 - Revision: 1.0
  • Microsoft FrontPage 97 Standard Edition
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