That's exactly what it does. thanks so much Neilo!
I uploaded the whole folder of stuff after making a few changes to the xml files. in each of the 2 xml files, where ever I found reference to a path, I made the path absolute by pasting in the complete http address for the referenced files.
The link to the working html file is:
I have made some progress. here is an example product and how the slideshow looks in the description. it seems to just be having trouble loading the pictures.
would any of this be affect by ssl. I have just applied it and am learning how it works?