This article describes how to configure Web browser
compatibility properties in Microsoft FrontPage 2002. Web browser compatibility
properties determine what types of browsers can view your pages and what types
of scripts will run correctly on your pages. You must be a member of the
Administrators group on the computer to perform the procedures that are
discussed in this article.
NoteThe procedures that are discussed in this article are not performed on pages that have already been created and saved. Additionally, any features that have been disabled by configuring the compatibility settings will appear dimmed in FrontPage menus or dialog boxes.
Open the Compatibility Properties
Start FrontPage (if it is not already started).
On the Tools menu, click Page
In the Page Options dialog box, click the
Edit the Compatibility properties
If you leave the Browsers list set to the
Custom option, you can click to select the check boxes for the
options that you want under Available Technologies.
To modify the Browsers setting, click the
option that you want in the Browsers list. The following table
lists the browser types and the features that are unavailable with each browser
Note The features that are unavailable limits the types of features
that you can apply to your Web pages and affects how different browsers view
Microsoft Internet Explorer only
Netscape Navigator only
Marquee, video, table background picture, cell borders, and background
Both Internet Explorer and Netscape
Marquee, video, table background picture, cell borders, background, and blink
Microsoft Web TV
Marquee, video, table background picture, cell borders, background, overline, blink, small caps, all caps, and capitalize
In the Browser versions list, click the
browser versions that you want. The following table lists the versions and the
features that are associated with that version. If an option is not available
with the browser version that you select, that script type or language will not
function in or with your Web pages.
Note For descriptions of the features that are listed in the table,
see the "Description of the features" section.
The settings that you select in the
Browsers list and in the Browser versions
list determines whether the Servers list is available. If it
is available, click the option that you want in the Servers
Note By default, menu commands that are not compatible with your
browser compatibility selections are not available on FrontPage menus. If you
override the default setting and you enable a technology or feature that a
specific browser or version does not support, the Web pages on your Web site
may display incorrectly or contain errors.
Description of the features
ActiveX: ActiveX is an umbrella term for Microsoft technologies that
permit developers to create interactive content for the World Wide Web. ActiveX
is a set of language-independent interoperability technologies that permit
software components that are written in different languages to work together in
networked environments. The core technology elements of ActiveX are the
Component Object Model (COM) and distributed COM. These technologies are
licensed to The Open Group standards organization and are implemented on
multiple operating systems.
Microsoft Visual Basic Scripting Edition (VBScript): VBScript is a subset of the Microsoft Visual Basic language.
VBScript is implemented as a fast, portable, lightweight interpreter for use in
Web browsers and other programs that use ActiveX Controls and Java
true object-oriented language, and has limited performance compared with Java,
262 language specification.
Java applet: A Java applet is a Java class that is loaded and is run by a
Java program that is already running, such as a Web browser or an applet
viewer. Java applets can be downloaded and run by any Web browser that can
interpret Java, such as Microsoft Internet Explorer, Netscape Navigator, and
HotJava. Java applets are frequently used to add multimedia effects and
interactivity to Web pages, such as background music, real-time video displays,
animations, calculators, and interactive games. Applets can be activated
automatically when a user views a page, or they may require some action on the
part of the user, such as clicking an icon in the Web page.
Dynamic HTML (DHTML): DHTML is a set of innovative features in Microsoft Internet
Explorer version 4.0 and later that can be used to create HTML documents that
dynamically change their content and interact with the user. By using DHTML,
authors can provide special effects on a Web page without relying on
Cascading style sheets (CSS): A cascading style sheet is a document that contains style
information that several Web pages can refer to. Styles define the appearance
and formatting of content on Web pages and give authors more control over how
content appears in browsers.
Vector Markup Language (VML): VML is a specification for editable tw-dimension vector graphics
in an HTML or XML document. As an application of XML, VML uses XML tags and
cascading style sheets to create and put vector graphics, such as circles and
squares, in an XML or HTML document, such as a Web page. These graphics are
rendered in the native operating system and can include color. They are also
editable in a variety of graphics programs. The specification was submitted to
the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) in 1998 by a variety of computer companies,
including AutoDesk, Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard, and Macromedia.