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Document-relative parent path being ignored by web server - Classic ASP, include files

Thread began 4/01/2015 10:59 pm by Lon Winters | Last modified 4/16/2015 2:47 pm by Lon Winters | 711 views | 3 replies

Lon WintersBeta Tester

Document-relative parent path being ignored by web server - Classic ASP, include files

I've been working with ASP and Windows servers for over a decade and this is the first time I've encountered this. I also posted over at the Adobe site, but this may impact WA users who still use ASP extensions.

GoDaddy informed us that our current hosting platform was on its way out and we should migrate to the new servers. This involved a site built with classic ASP and MSSQL. I migrated the database using SQL Server Management Studio without any problems.

But on the new site, I noticed that ASP include files did not work when they were a level or more above the host file. FOr example, a file in a 1st-level sub-folder referenced the Connections folder via the typical include using "../Connections/". The page produced an internal server error (the server is also ignoring the web config file that is supposed to display detailed error messages). I verified this by copying the Connections folder to the same level and editing the include path accordingly and it worked.

This also affected all include files that were placed by WA extensions. I also noticed some other issues that seemed to be either due to the web server, or, the current version of DW CC.

I'd like to know if anyone else has migrated or built a site in ASP on the GoDaddy Windows Plesk hosting accounts and if you noticed similar issues. And yes, this was the last site I built using ASP - I switched over to PHP and MySQL and haven't looked back.

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