Re: Emailing web form information to me
- From: "DavidF" <Nope@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 3 Dec 2008 06:09:24 -0800
I have read your response a couple times and am not clear about what you are
doing. What is the name of the company that hosts your site? What is the URL
of your site? Which version of Publisher are you using?
I have never heard of the need to add a port number to the http address. Are
there instructions on your host that describe the need for this? Give us a
If you have uploaded via FTP at all, then even though you may have had FPSE
enabled and working, they are probably corrupt now. You generally cannot use
both FTP uploading and FPSE uploading. You may need to reinstall the FPSE.
Did you read the instructions and test the FPSE as described in Reference:
Publisher web publication forms
As you are able to get CGI scripts to work, have you considered forgoing the
use of FPSE and using the form program provided by your host? This is also
discussed in the referenced article. By moving away from FPSE for your form,
you can switch to FTP uploading which is generally easier.
Publisher is not a code editor. Each time you make a change in the Publisher
document and publish again, Publisher produces new code so if you edited the
code it will be overwritten. If you insert a code snippet into the page via
the insert html code fragment tool, then it will be reproduced each time
your republish. If you need to edit the code manually, then you will have to
redo it each time you republish.
Get back with the answers to the questions, and perhaps I can help further.
"drg" <drg@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
Thankyou for that.
To deal with your comments on Vista, it is the mapping via 'my computer'
that I'm referring to. The port or access number after the colon works
fine and dandy in XP either of the form blogsite.co.uk:nnnn where nnnn is
number needed to access the site as folders and files, or:mmmm where that
different number is the one needed to access the host's control panel.
I didn't know there was any other way, and it's the one the host site
Learn something every day!
Mind you, if you can struggle past that barrier, it still doesn't
any user name password that I can think of (and that XP happily accepts)
it's back to XP.
Turning back to the original question, my host definitely has FPE turned
and as re-installing these extensions is under my direct control, I'm
confident about that. I've checked IIS and can find no problems and I can
load a CGI script without trouble. What I can't do is either find out what
causes the webbot-fault, or indeed the other bug that causes Publisher to
tell you that the supporting files folder is already in use and cannot be
overwritten. Publishing is orf! Thinking that was something to do with the
"file/folder" relationship introduced in XP, I carefully deleted both but
no effect. It might be that the host isn't flushing through directory
as fast at it would appear, and I should merely give it time, but after a
week that doesn't seem to be the case. It still refuses to allow me to
publish to an internet file (although it did just the once - but that was
under the dreaded Vista, so I don't know what terrible corruption that's
all over the host's site!!
At the moment I'm compiling to a local directory and uploading those files
to the remote host and living in hope that I find a fix to the 'order
form/guest book/Webbot-self' problem by osmosis. Even the sample order
in the latest upgraded version of Publisher operating under the latest
upgraded version of XPPro fails dismally with the same error.
Even if I could recognise the fault, editing Publisher's source code (as
opposed to HTML fragments) seems to be a nightmare because Publisher just
changes it back, and then uploads in a 'filtered' standard, meant only to
Looking back, first reports of this webbot-self design flaw where reported
10 years ago. Shall we have a party?
Help gratefully accepted.
Hi Dave G,
Thanks for your comment. As I suggested in my comments, I do not have
installed, so I cannot work out the specifics steps involved. However I
think that if you use the second method I suggested, by first mapping the
drive via My Computer instead of as a step in the publishing process you
might still be successful.
In your example of http://blogsite.co.uk:nnnn/public_html I must admit
I have never seen a colon in a http address, so perhaps that changes
everything (there are lots of things I haven't seen). However, many hosts
have a default folder such as "public_html" that you are supposed to
your web files to. Some don't. However, if you can map a drive to your
primary http://blogsite.co.uk or http://blogsite.co.uk:nnnn through My
Computer, then in the future when you click on that drive you should see
subfolder public_html along with any other web host files and folders
under that mapped drive. Personally I prefer to work with Windows
because of the folder view and file tree, which makes it easier to see
file directory and how it organized...or click folder view in Computer.
Then publishing your Publisher web files is a two step process. You first
Publish to the web and direct your Publisher web files to a folder on
local computer where you can find them. Unless you change the default
settings that will be an "index.htm" file and a "index_files" folder.
two, or should I say one and a half is to open Windows Explorer or
and connect to the mapped drive to your server, by simply clicking on
drive. You might have to reenter your username and password to login.
you can simply drag and drop the index.htm file and the index_files
to the public_html folder on your host. Of course this will still be
dependent upon FPSE being installed.
It is also possible that when you Publish to the Web that you can choose
direct your web files and folder to My Computer or Computer, however it
called instead of the two step process assuming that you can map the
directly to the public_html folder. However, I would focus on trying to
the two step approach to work first.
Does this make sense?
"drg" <drg@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
Ooops slight problem in your comment. Vista x64 does not permit
web pages because it won't accept page names of the form
and therefore will not map them.
As you are using IE7, the directions for HTTP uploading that are
in How to publish a Publisher web in HTTP no longer work. I gave you
article primarily for reference. Instead you need to map a network
much as the description for ftp uploading with Vista in the last
In Windows Vista
1.. On the File menu, click Publish to the Web.
2.. In the Publish to the Web dialog box, click Tools, and then
3.. In the Map Network Drive dialog box, do the following:
a.. In the Drive list, click a drive letter. You can choose any
b.. To connect every time that you log on to your computer, select
Reconnect at logon check box.
c.. Click Connect to a Web site that you can use to store your
4.. In the Add Network Location Wizard, click Next, click Choose a
network location, and then click Next.
5.. In the Internet or network address box, type the address of the
site (for example, type ftp://ftp.microsoft.com), and then click Next.
Note If you cannot connect to a network drive or folder, the
might be turned off or you might not have the correct permissions. If
can't connect, contact your network administrator or ISP.
6.. If you do not want to log on anonymously, clear the Log on
check box, type a user name in the User name box, and then click Next.
7.. Type a name for this network location, and then click Next.
8.. Click Finish.
The difference is that you need to "map your drive" using your http
instead of the ftp address. Unfortunately I do not have Vista
can not verify the exact procedure and MSFT has not provided it
know. In past discussions with other posters they had success by using
Computer or Windows Explorer to map the drive, then published their
files to their local drive, and drag and dropped the index.htm file
index_files FOLDER of files that Publisher produces to the network
the server on the host. You can no longer publish through IE. I would
suggest that you focus on figuring out how to map the drive using
I am sorry I cannot give you more detailed instructions on how to do
In fact, if you do figure it out, I would appreciate you posting back
steps, so I could help others with details in the future.
Here is one other set of instructions that I found that might also
sort out the specifics steps needed to map a network drive:
1.. Click Start, and then click Computer.
2.. On the actions bar, click Map network drive, then click Connect
Web site that you can use to store your documents and pictures.
3.. In the Add Network Location wizard, click Next.
4.. Select Choose a custom network location, and then click Next.
5.. In the Internet or network address box, type the address for
site (for example, http://mydomain.com), and then click Next.
6.. If prompted, type your user name and password, and then click
7.. If you want to give this new location a name, in the Type a new
for this network location box, type a name, and then click Next.
The name should be one that you easily recognize as your Web site
8.. To open the new connection, select the Open this network
I click Finish box, and then click Finish.
A folder window opens and all of the files on your Web site appear.
Your new network location appears when you open the Computer view on
computer. You can access your Web site files by clicking this location
I would also again say that if you used FTP uploading to get the
copy of your files uploaded to your site, then chances are you will
uninstall and reinstall the FPSE as FTP uploading corrupts the FPSE.
can be true even when you test:
and you get confirmation of the server extensions being installed. You
also need to delete the old Publisher generated files from the server
to reinstalling the FPSE.
And finally, you might have a problem with how you built the form
for testing purposes you might want to use the name, telephone and
address only while you are testing, and then add in other form
after you get it working.
Here is another link with more information about forms:
Reference: Web forms:
Once again, I regret not being able to give you more specific and
directions. Hopefully someday soon MSFT will be more forthcoming with
help about this process.
"Martin" <Martin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
Hello again -
I studied the linked documents and verified that FPSE is installed
article . I also verified with my host what my http protocol url
through the step by step in How to publish a Publisher web in HTTP
went to save the index file in the http location I got this error:
that this web page would use to organize supporting files is already
for use in the current location. Please choose a different name or
for this web page.
I changed the name of the web page and that didn't work either. FYI
never prompted for my user ID and password. Maybe that comes later
process. URL is custompcprogramming.com. I do have a direct email
which works fine but I wanted the form option as well. Thanks
If you are using forms in your web publication, reference:
publication forms 101:
Just because your ISP supports FPSE doesn't mean they are activated
working. Test them as per the article since you did not provide the
your website. If you uploaded with FTP vs. HTTP, then you may have
reinstall the FPSE, as FTP uploading can corrupt them.
Reference: How to publish a Publisher web in HTTP:
For the way to upload using HTTP uploading protocol with IE6.
Prepare, publish, and maintain your Publisher Web site:
It is written for Pub 2007, but if you are using IE7 instead of
the directions for using Vista would apply. FTP uploading has
the introduction of IE7. Pay particular attention to the
FTP uploading in Vista. You can probably modify these to use HTTP
mapping a network drive.
If you cannot figure out how to map the drive, you might ask your
might also decide to use just an email link for contacting you, or
"Martin" <Martin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
Hello. I have created a web form in my web site for the user to
information. On submit, I chose the option of emailing me the
responses. My problem is that when submit is clicked, the user
"HTTP Error 404 - File or directory not found. Internet
(IIS)" error. I have contacted my ISP Earthlink and they assure
support FrontPage extensions. I have Publisher 2007, Vista Home
1, MS Outlook email. Thanks in advance.
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