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A default webpage for a directory?

 



Hari
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Jun 28, 2000, 11:33 AM

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A default webpage for a directory? Can't Post

I've installed a cgi program which as it's own search engine a bit like yahoo but the problem is that if i type in the url with the directory of the links no default webpage comes up showing me the availble links

i know some sites have them like
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news ---- and a news page will come up

but can this be done for my site and if yes how?

Please help me as soon as possible


dws
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Jun 28, 2000, 6:58 PM

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Re: A default webpage for a directory? [In reply to] Can't Post

Answered in http://www.perlguru.com/forum/Forum7/HTML/000180.shtml


monocle
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Jun 29, 2000, 6:49 AM

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Re: A default webpage for a directory? [In reply to] Can't Post

Actually, it appears that the news example you sited is using a redirect. Notice the link you click on and then notice the URL of the page you end up at. This could be easily done by haveing the index page of the http://www.bbc.co.uk/news folder have a redirect to http://news.bbc.co.uk/.

However, noticing the .stm extension on most of the files on that site, I would suspect some other fancy things are going on. I am not familuar with the .stm, but I would suspect that they are using some dynamic page generation much like ATG Dynamo uses .jhtml. Viewing the source of the file shows that there are a lot of blank lines in the code between different sections. This is typical of some dynamic page generators.



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