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Front Page 2000

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by choon, Jan 11, 2002.

  1. choon

    choon Member
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    Hi,

    One of my customers whose site is using FP and he uses FP 2000 to upload his files except cgi scripts.

    Now, he is having problem with his newly created form using FP 2000. The following is the <form> tags:

    <form action=\"_vti_bin/shtml.exe/formname.htm\" method=\"POST\" onSubmit=\"\" webbot-action=\"--WEBBOT-SELF--\">
    etc...

    and then he get this error message:

    Cannot run the FrontPage Server Extensions on this page: \"http://www.customerdomain.com/formname.htm\"

    Anyone has any idea as I have no knowledge about FP though :-(

    Thanks in advance ;)

    Regards,
    Choon
     
  2. bdraco

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    Make sure they are using frontpage to post the site instead of ftp...
     
  3. choon

    choon Member
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    Thanks

    Hi,

    Thanks for your reply.

    Is that including cgi scripts?

    Besides that... about the form action url... when I look at it: action=\"_vti_bin/shtml.exe/formname.htm\"

    It doesn\'t has this file shtml.exe in the _vti_bin directory... will this the cause of the error?

    I don\'t know as I never use FP before :-(

    Many thanks.

    Regards,
    Choon
     
  4. Brad

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    This sounds exactly like what bdraco said, they are probably uploading files with ftp.

    If they are using Frontpage, they have to publish through frontpage! Cgi and Php is a whole new ballgame, they need to ftp the scripts.

    They will get results exactly like what you have shown by uploading a finished form page they made in Frontpage using ftp.

    If the site uses cgi or php and has directories of scripts, frontpage can wipe these out if not careful when publishing. It takes special care to use cgi and php and still publish with Frontpage, it can be done, we do it but it\'s tricky. Microsoft likes to take over things :)
     
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    Same problem. Any solution?

    I am also having the same problem. I have confirmed that the customer is NOT ftping the files up. In fact, I have 2 clients having the same problem. What else could this be? The error has the URL:

    http://www.domain.com/_vti_bin/shtml.exe/navpages/buysell/subscribe.htm

    The error message is:

    Cannot run the FrontPage Server Extensions on this page: &http://www.domain.com/navpages/buysell/subscribe.htm&

    There is not _vti_bin/shtml.exe in the directory. Any ideas?
     
  6. superiorhost

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    Have you clicked the button to install Front Page Mail Extensions ??

    That needs to be clicked to get the forms to work.

    It is in your WHM in the Front page box on the left menu. When you install FP, it does not automatically install the mail extensions which allow their FP generated forms to work.

    Just click the link in your WHM and it will install them to all FP sites that don't have them installed yet.

    You should do this periodically, unless they have made it automatically do this after installing FP extensions on a site. I haven't noticed it if they did.

    This is usally the case, when the site works except for front page generated forms.

    Tim L
     
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