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 willnot function when the FrontPage web is disk-based. The browse-timeWebBot components will only function through an HTTP server.
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In addition, the Internet Database Connector runs only when it is servedon a Microsoft Personal Web Server for Windows 97, Windows NT Peer WebServices for NT 4.0 Workstation, and Microsoft Internet InformationServer for NT Server.

A disk-based Web can be identified in the title bar of the FrontPageExplorer when you view the Web. A disk-based Web will have a driveletter and backslashes within parenthesis, as in the following example:
(c:\myweb)
A server-based Web will have "http:" and forward slashes withinparenthesis, as in the following example:
(http://myweb)
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 twoWeb servers to choose from: the FrontPage Personal Web Server and theMicrosoft Personal Web Server.

Also, note that when you create a large disk-based Web, the status bar inFrontPage Explorer may display the "updating text indices" message.However, this information is misleading, because there are no indices ona disk-based Web.
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Article ID: 160227 - Last Review: 10/04/2013 18:01:47 - Revision: 1.0

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