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These Paths are killing me...subfolder dropped in URL

Thread began 9/18/2010 12:25 pm by m.tendler185754 | Last modified 9/21/2010 1:41 pm by m.tendler185754 | 772 views | 5 replies |

m.tendler185754

These Paths are killing me...subfolder dropped in URL

Go to this site:

lynchdemo/

If you click on the HOME link on the menu it will take you to: www.fotash.com

I don't know if it matters, but the site is being built with a dreamweaver template.

I have tried messing with the options in the Dreamweaver Site Setup Relative settings, adding/removing the slash on the menu link (index.html vs /index.html) and I can't figure it out.

The same thing happens if you click on the link Manufacturers / Akro-Mills...it should go to: bins-totes-plastic.html

I just can't figure out why it drops the "/lynchdemo/" from the path. Did I do something wrong in the CSS Menu Writer or the Site Definition in Dreamweaver?

Please someone help!

Thanks,

Mitch

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neilo

When I look mat your source code, I see:

<a href="/index.html">Home</a>

The opening forward slash followed by 'index.html' ensures that your browser is made to look for index.html in your site's root directory.

You could use either:

<a href="index.html">Home</a>

or

<a href="/lynchdemo/index.html">Home</a>

or the full remote filepath (to be sure).

Of the first two, above, the second would be preferable, as the path would be correct from anywhere in your site.

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m.tendler185754

neilo...you are correct, but shouldn't the Menu Writer handle this automatically?

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neilo

Hi Mitch,

Yes, it usually does. I think it depends on your local and remote site settings at the time the menu is created. If your initial site settings - as defined in Dreamweaver - are something like:

Local Site (and testing server):
C:\Inetpub\wwwroot\fotash\lynchdemo\

Remote Site:
/html/fotash.com/lynchdemo/
then the assumed site root when the menu is built is the \lynchdemo folder, so the created structure on the remote server wrongly assumes that /index.html file is in your site root (i.e. not your \lynchdemo folder).

If your Dreamweaver Site definition is:
Local Site (and testing server):
C:\Inetpub\wwwroot\fotash\

Remote Site:
/html/fotash.com/
and you create the menu in a page in the \lynchdemo folder, then the paths should be correct, as the remote site paths are defined as: www.fotash.com (root) /lynchdemo (pages with menus in).

I may me wrong, I may test it later to check. Hopefully a WA tech can advise on Monday.

It would be worth your while (as you are working with a lot of pages on your site - looking good btw) to convert the pages to .php pages, and then have your menu as an 'include' on each page. You would only then have your menu on one file, which all the other pages 'include' (refer to).

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

the paths are created based on the site definition.

On the local Info tab, double check the HTTP Address.

On the Testing Server tab, double check the URLPrefix.

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m.tendler185754

Thanks everyone...I decided to put the site on one of my hosted testing servers were I could setup a subdomain that pointed to a specific folder, this way I can just use the root avoid all of this.

Mitch

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