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greatphoto
VP-ASP Super User

USA
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Posted - March 12 2005 :  13:17:33  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Does anyone know whether Frontpage extesions has a feature to automatically edit HTML files to add WIDTH and HEIGHT designation to images?

I use "Web Folders" in Internet Explorer to securely upload and download files to/from the public host for my VP-ASP site. Web folders make use of Frontpage extensions similar to what happens when you use Frontpage software to mange uploads to your public site.

I am busy comparing all the files on my public site with the locally hosted test site. I keep finding VP-ASP files whose only difference to the original files is the addition of image dimensions. I did not add these dimensions myself. I'm now wondering whether Frontpage extensions are doing this for me as a feature.

(I previously learned accidently that using the Web Folder view to rename a file will cause all references to that file in other html files to be changed as well. This is a very nice feature if you know about it, but it has peculiar consequenses if you aren't expecting it. This has been mentioned elsewhere in this forum.)



greatphoto
VP-ASP Super User

USA
304 Posts

Posted - April 16 2005 :  23:27:24  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bump.

Surely many of you use Frontpage extensions. Have any of you seen this behavior with (or without) Frontpage? Have you had WIDTH and HEIGHT designations automatically added to your image references in HTML files without deliberately doing it yourself? Does anyone else know something that could cause this?



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bettylou
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Posted - April 18 2005 :  06:46:13  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hello, I have used FrontPage for several years along with VP-ASP and I'm not sure that I am understanding your question. If you are refering to the pictures that you add to the products table, then I don't get the automatic image dimensions. However, if you are refering to pictures added to other areas, then yes, FrontPage does add the dimensions. I'm not sure if this helps any, let me know if I am way off target.

Sandy

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greatphoto
VP-ASP Super User

USA
304 Posts

Posted - April 18 2005 :  07:24:36  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Sandy-

Thanks for your response! :-)

I'm referring to images added "other areas"....meaning image links in existing cart files such as shop_printheader.htm. The original HTML file does not have dimensions on the image. However, after uploading the html pages to the web site using FrontPage extensions, I found that dimensions had been added to the images in the html files.

For example line 9 of shop_printheader.htm is supposed to be this:
<img border="0" src="shoplogo.gif">
However, the same line on my site is this:
<img border="0" src="shoplogo.gif" width="392" height="59">

I did not make this change myself. Many of my cart files were modified in this way.

You may have have already answered this for me. However, it dawned on me you may be refering to pages you created in FrontPage. It would not be surprising for FrontPage to insert image dimensions if it were used to create the web page...that would just be normal behavior when adding an image to the HTML. I'm just surprised that its file transfer extensions might change my existing files.

Are you saying that Frontpage will add image dimensions to existing cart files such as shop_printheader.htm?

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bettylou
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Posted - April 18 2005 :  11:43:25  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hello again, I removed the image dimensions from my shoppage_header.htm and then published it via FrontPage's publish web feature and sure enough--it added the dimensions! I really like FrontPage despite many people's adversity to it, but there are times when it makes changes that I don't want. Adding dimensions to an image is fine but I have honestly fought with it several times, especially when working with forms. I have tried Dreamweaver but have always came back to FrontPage, even though it thinks it is smarter than me (and it is but don't tell it).



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chrisbreault
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USA
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Posted - April 18 2005 :  18:23:53  Show Profile  Visit chrisbreault's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I forced myself out of FrontPage (5 years ago) and it was the best thing I ever did. And I would never use it again.

You get used to the user-friendliness of FrontPage but there's a huge price to pay for that ("friendliness"). If I were you I would try to learn and get used to using Dreamweaver and you will be glad you did. Not only the software will teach how to create correct web pages but also will give you a great functioning site; trouble-free, extensions-free.

Christina Breault
http://www.digitalboutique.net
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greatphoto
VP-ASP Super User

USA
304 Posts

Posted - April 18 2005 :  21:09:36  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Sandy-

:-) Thanks for the info and the commentary. You've got me laughing. I do appreciate you confirming that for me....its had me wondering for a while.

Christina-

I actually do all my coding by hand, but unfortunately have to use Frontpage extensions to publish the site securely. Linux web hosting offers several secure (encrypted) ways to upload files to a web site. Unfortunately, standard web hosting does not offer much other than ftp or a unsecure web-based file manager. With either of these, your id and password are transferred in clear text (unencrypted) so they could be snooped.

Even if you don't have Frontpage, you can use Frontpage extensions for publishing by using Inernet Explorer's "open as web folder" feature over a secure https connection. The publishing extensions are just Microsoft's version of WebDAV.


Thanks again for the help!

Nathan

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