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index.htm renamed to index.html by server

index.htm renamed to index.html by server

index.htm renamed to index.html by server

Hi all - haven't come accross this before and can't find much online about it  :(  I've moved all my sites to a new host, and only after finally moving the domainname over can I publish from frontpage.  As soon as I tried I found frontpage was renaming the index.htm to index.html (technically it copies it to index.html) and then updates all index.htm links to be index.html links.

So in theory the site works, but I don't WANT index.html homepages, I want index.htm.  All sites/pages I have are .htm and I always tell people .htm not .html so it's really annoying to find this happening.  Apparently it is a serverwide setting, so the host isn't about to change it for me and only says I should search microsoft for a fix if I want as it's a frontpage feature/setting that makes it not choosable per-web only per-server.

Anyone any ideas?  :/

And on a sidenote - on this new host I have a bunch of sub-sites in sub-folders.  I tried publishing one but I had to install FP extentions on the main top level site before the subsite would let me publish.  Do I need all the FP stuff at the top level or canI delete it all except for a couple that allow FP to connect to the server and publish in the subfolders the 'webs' that I host in them?  It got a bit messy with all the FP folders, some even from my old host and not sure what the bare minimum needed by FP2003 is.




RE: index.htm renamed to index.html by server

You could publish the site with an FTP client like smartftp or cuteftp, it may (in fact probably will) only do this if you publish the site using FP.

Adrian Paris

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RE: index.htm renamed to index.html by server

Yeah but if I publish not as frontpage then none of the frontpage stuff will work since it's frontpage that puts everything together with magic dust  >_>  I guess I could set frontpage to publish via FTP and it should still do all the identical work as ifI publish via http?  :/  I still think it's a ridiculous feature, let alone one you can't turn off per-site.  Who the hell came up with such a random idea?




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