I didn't mean to offend or anything like that, I just get frustrated with the whole thing. I have gone over this problem a couple hundred times, always checked it with IE and Netscape right from the gitgo. Server always worked nicely and never noticed that there was an occasional back slash. Sure didn't remember putting them in. Didn't have any problems till FIreFox came along and then it just drove me nuts. The server also worked nicely in Opera, Safari and Chrome.
So I gotta say thanks..
alfreema wrote:The URLS have \index.html instead of /index.html. So this doesn't work:
Jim Becker wrote:IE translates them because MS DOS uses it as a path name separator
finally gave me a clue as to what was happening. Seeing as punctuation such as apostrophe's seemed to be the biggest problem I didn't look deeper and because as Jim said IE translates it so it doesn't show up as a problem. It just didn't click.
Where a lot of the problems in the code were in the last couple lines on each page and I didn't notice it. Also because cut and paste can help ease the load, it can also contribute to a problem rather quickly. From what I can see, most of the backslashes were in the last two lines, I didn't find too many anyplace else in the code. The backslashes in the last two lines seemed to replicate when the browser read the page .... although I did find a couple of places where there was a\index.html but not many.
This is a huge project. The server currently contains 4.13 gigs of data in 18,415 files. It has taken 10 years to get this large and I am not trained as a software engineer .. simply someone who has a passion for manuals and learned how to do basic HTML. I do not use Front Page or any of the other Web Page Engines out there, it is all written in HTML 3.0 and is not upgradeable as Apache is the host software and probably will not be updated.
Also, I am not interested in becoming a software engineer nor a programmer or anything else. Too many better things to do in my life than learn how to have another job. I just want to be able to play with the manuals and keep building my on-line lending library. I have been working on a new build based on newer technology but it takes time and because I am dependent on my daughter to build it, it will take time. Also we are concentrating on ensuring that everything is correct and adding a little more than twice the amount of data we currently have on the server. It takes time, energy and most of all knowledge. There is no one else to help so.... one does what one can. Add in life and health issues and yeah it becomes a huge job.
Now that I can see where the problem is, it will be a relatively easy fix .. but one that will take a rather extended time. I really appreciate the positive help that you provided, it has been enlightening. Again my apologies... didn't mean to be cranky