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    Importing file deletes imagemaps (FrontPage '98)

    I recently imported my Web content to a new location on my computer using FrontPage '98. FrontPage changed all my index.htm files to Default.htm -- OK, I changed them back, but much worse, it deleted the GIF imagemaps out of my files, so the links from the images no longer work. And with no warnings or options given. Who the hell is Microsoft to do this? OK, Microsoft. But how can I prevent FrontPage from raping my files in this way?

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    Re: Importing file deletes imagemaps (FrontPage '98)

    How did you change the names?
    Using Explorer, or opening the default.htm files in FP and Saving As index.htm?

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    Re: Importing file deletes imagemaps (FrontPage '98)

    I changed the names by double right-clicking on them slowly in FrontPage Explorer and then typing in the changes. This conveniently changes all the references to a file. I had a dummy Default.htm file in the root directory of the web already, so I could also have an index.htm file. But I had prevsiouly never needed Default.htm files in subdirectories.

    I supposed there may be some way to get FrontPage to default to the standard htm index.htm instead of wrenching everything to Default.htm, but I don't know.

    As to the problem with the imagemaps, I tried a couple more things. One was to change the setting for imagemaps in FrontPage Explorer | Tools | Web Settings | Advanced to "none" and to CERN" -- "CERN" converted the imagemap block at the start of the file into "WebBot" entries in the tag for each image -- but they still didn't work. Then I imported the file from backup and link from an image worked the first time I tried it but then, zap, all the links disappeared on the next try.

    I am using the Win98 version of Microsoft Personal Web Server (not the less capable version included iwth FrontPage '98) and I wonder whether there might be settings in PWS that I should change.

    I am glad I kept a backup of all the files in my web, or else I would have lost a great deal of work when my imagemaps vanished. I finally just restored the files to my ISP's server directly from backup. The files in question are http://www.bikexprt.com/map/bwmap.htm and http://www.bikexprt.com/mapguide.htm.

    I do notice that FrontPage '98 has the ability to construct imagemaps in JPEG files, not only GIF files as with the USEMAP tag in HTML. But I am unfamiliar with the mechanics of all that. I think I might have to place cgi files on the ISP's server. However, the links didn't work even in the web on my own computer with the cgi-bin folder present.

    By the way, these files also demonstrate a remaining bug in IE 6.0, even as fully updated: the "Back" command scrolls vertically but not horizontally. Try clicking on one of the links (in red) in the text, to go to a location near the right side of the *very large* illustration, and then click on "Back" and you will be taken to the right of the original location, and may be staring at an all-white screen.

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    Re: Importing file deletes imagemaps (FrontPage '98)

    I assume these are "client-side" image maps. You probably can protect them during the import process by using HTML Component comment tags around them. (I'm assuming these existed in FP98, I've only used FP2000.)

    I don't recall where you set the default name for your index page in FP, but in PWS, there is a place to specify that, and it might help to do so.

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    Re: Importing file deletes imagemaps (FrontPage '98)

    Just to chime in here - FrontPage "talks" to your webserver- that is where the default document name is controlled from.
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