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UE and Parent Paths error

Thread began 11/05/2009 4:21 pm by claudia275316 | Last modified 11/06/2009 7:45 pm by Jason Byrnes | 1838 views | 10 replies |

claudia275316

UE and Parent Paths error

Hello,
I am trying to use UE for a client who has his site hosted with an agency and I have no control over it.

When I submit the form, it returns an error that the WA.filenames... cannont begin with .. or /.

I found a microsoft article that addresses the issue here: 332117

I sent this info to the agency to have them enable parent paths and they say they don't due to security reasons.

I can't believe no one has asked this question (that i could find) on the forum. Is my issue not common?

How does one work around calling the includes for the UE files?

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

In your Dreamweaver Site configuration, on the Local Info tab, set the "Create Links Relative To" option to "Site" this will cause universal email to write the include paths using a site relative link rather than a document relative path.

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claudia275316

Jason,
thanks for the speedy reply. I really thought this was going to work. I did as you said but i'm getting the same error.

The file still shows this code:
<!--#include file="../WA_Universal_Email/CDONTS_NewMail_VB.asp" -->
<!--#include file="../WA_Universal_Email/MailFormatting_VB.asp" -->

What am i missing?

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

this:
<!--#include file="../WA_Universal_Email/CDONTS_NewMail_VB.asp" -->
<!--#include file="../WA_Universal_Email/MailFormatting_VB.asp" -->



needs to be changed to:
<!--#include virtual="/WA_Universal_Email/CDONTS_NewMail_VB.asp" -->
<!--#include virtual="/WA_Universal_Email/MailFormatting_VB.asp" -->



using the links relative to site should cause dreamweaver to write the include code that way automatically.

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claudia275316

No, it isn't changing how it writes it. In either case, when i do it manually, the error message says i can't use /.

Let's consider also that i'm a dummy and forms (not entirely true, but feeling more and more like i am).

When i create the form, the directions (universal_email_gsg.pdf) do not say whether what to put for 'action'. I also do not see where it tells me to upload the universal email folder to the server.

I was able to move the UE folder inside the folder where my form is, and changed the call to the include (eliminating ../ or /). I was able to get the form up at that point and submit it. But then i get this error:

Server object error 'ASP 0177 : 800401f3'

Server.CreateObject Failed

/body/WA_Universal_Email/CDONTS_NewMail_VB.asp, line 92

800401f3

Finally, for the go to page it says: In the Go to page field enter the page that you wish to be used as a redirect when the page is submitted.
Redirect? Is this simply not where we want the visitor to land when the action is completed? Like another html page? Since i'm not getting much to work, i thought i better get clarity on this too.

I've been at this about 5 hours. How's that for being a dummy.

Thanks for your help.

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

Hmmmm, I cant really say why you would still be getting that error, the host must be seriously looking down the server if you cannot start a path with a forward slash, that really makes it almost impossible to link to other page.


This are the two common ways of linking to another file:
#include file="filename.asp"

or:
#include virual="/filename.asp"



This new error:
Server object error 'ASP 0177 : 800401f3'

Server.CreateObject Failed

/body/WA_Universal_Email/CDONTS_NewMail_VB.asp, line 92

800401f3



means that the CDONTS mail object is not installed on the server.

Most common is the CDOSYS mail object, but you will need to check with the host to see which ones they support.


Yes, in the "Go to page" filed, you specify the page that should load after the email has been sent.

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claudia275316

Thanks Jason, I'll try CDOSYS. Your info was helpful. And thanks for your patience. I'll let you know.

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claudia275316

what is supposed to go into <form action="" method=""> ?

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

Action can be left blank.


Method should be set to POST.

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claudia275316

I just found out that the server has Persits AspEmail installed. Can I select AspEmail, or does this mean that i cannot use UE?

Thanks again.

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