FP97: Cannot Use Search Component With Active Server Pages

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For a Microsoft FrontPage 98 version of this article, see 194284.
SYMPTOMS
When you click the Search button on an Active Server Page (ASP), theresults of your search are returned, but the ASP script on your page doesnot execute. In some cases, the following error message appears in your Webbrowser:
FrontPage Error. User: please report details to this site's webmaster.

Webmaster:
please see the server's application event log for more details.
The Uniform Resource Locator (URL) in the Address box in Internet Explorerresembles this
http://<myserver>/<myfile>.asp/_vti_bin/shtml.dll/<myfile>.asp.
where <myserver> is the location of your Web and <myfile> is the name ofthe file you are previewing.
CAUSE
You can not use the Search Form on an Active Server Page.

When an ASP page is requested on a server, Asp.dll parses it. It finds anyscript specified to run on the server, executes it, and displays theresults.

When you conduct a search using the Search Form, Shtml.dll parses thesearch page and the results of the search are expanded into the search fileand displayed in the browser.

When a search is performed using the Search Form on an ASP page, Shtml.dllcannot parse the file because Asp.dll is already parsing it. BecauseShtml.dll fails, it outputs the message described in the "Symptoms"section.

When using Microsoft Index Server, the Search Form does not use Shtml.dll.

Instead, the action for the form points to the .idq file associated withthe file.
RESOLUTION
To work around this behavior, use one of the following methods

Method 1: Install Microsoft Index Server

Install Microsoft Index Server on the Web server hosting your Web. Formore information about obtaining and installing Microsoft Index Server,please see the following Microsoft World Wide Web site:For additional information about using Index Server with FrontPage, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
166357 FP: How to Use FrontPage with Microsoft Index Server

Method 2: Use .htm or .html pages rather than .asp pages with Search Form

Do not use Active Server Pages with the Search Form. Use .htm or .htmlpages only.
STATUS
Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in the Microsoft productslisted at the beginning of this article.
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Article ID: 183046 - Last Review: 10/07/2013 21:11:36 - Revision: 1.1

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