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FP: How to Use a Document Other Than Index.htm as Default Page

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For a Microsoft FrontPage 98 version of this article, see 194085.
This article describes how to use a page other than Index.htm as thedefault page when a Uniform Resource Locator (URL) is given without a pagespecification.
If a specific URL is not given, the FrontPage Personal Web Server loads theIndex.htm page. For example, if the URL, "" isreceived, it loads by default.

To change this designation, follow these steps:

  1. Using a text editor, such as Notepad, open the Srm.cnf file in the FrontPage Webs\Server\Conf folder.
  2. Insert a line that specifies what you want the default page to be. For example if you want your default page to be Index.html, insert a line that looks like this:
          DirectoryIndex index.html
  3. Save and close the Srm.cnf file.
  4. Stop and restart the Personal Web Server.
The next time this Web is browsed "Index.html" will be loaded.

If this page is not located in the Web, a text directory that containshyperlinks to all existing pages will be loaded instead.

Note that changing the extensions designation from .htm to .html inthe Srm.cnf file works for the default page (index.htm to index.html);however, any additional pages in the Web will not have their extensiondesignation changed (for example, mypage.htm remains as mypage.htm).

Article ID: 150681 - Last Review: 09/30/2013 22:09:06 - Revision: 2.0

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