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FP2000: Some FrontPage Components Do Not Work on Disk-Based Webs

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For a Microsoft FrontPage 98 version of this article, see 173437.
When you preview a web page that contains a FrontPage component (by clicking the Preview tab at the bottom ofthe FrontPage window or by clicking Preview In Browser on theStandard toolbar), you may receive the following message:
This page contains elements that may need to be saved or published to display properly.
FrontPage components that interact with a Web server will not function when you create a disk-based FrontPage Web. Browse-time components will only function when you use a HyperText Transfer Protocol (HTTP) server on which you have installed the FrontPage Server Extensions.
To work around this behavior, use the appropriate method for yoursituation.

Method 1: If you have pages with an ASP file extension

Publish Active Server Pages on one of the following server configurations:
  • Microsoft Personal Web Server for Windows 95.
  • Peer Web Services for Windows NT 4.0 Workstation.
  • Microsoft Internet Information Server for Windows NT 4 Server.
  • Microsoft Internet Information Server for Windows 2000.

Method 2: If you are using browse-time components

You can enable FrontPage browse-time components by publishing yourdisk-based Web to an HTTP server.

For additional information about publishing a FrontPage Web, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
198523 FP2000: How to Publish a FrontPage Web
Following is a list of browse-time components:
Active Server Pages (ASP)
Discussion Form Handler
Database Results Wizard (creates ASP pages)
Hit Counter
Registration Form Handler
Save Results Form Handler
Dynamic Table of Contents
Search Form

Determining Whether You Are Using a Disk-based Web or Server-based Web

To determine whether you have a disk-based Web or a server-based Web, openyour Web in FrontPage and look at the title bar. If the title ofyour Web contains a drive letter and one or more backslashes, similar to the following, you have a disk-based web:
If the title of your Web contains "http" and forward slashes, similar to the following, you have a server-based web:
NOTE: The alert described in the summary section will always be shown if you are looking at the Preview tab, regardless of whether or not the web is on a web server.
dbw front page

Article ID: 206154 - Last Review: 10/11/2013 22:00:59 - Revision: 1.0

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