View Full Version : Problems with action=WEBBOT

02-25-2003, 03:19 AM
:mad: Ok, OK, I know Front Page is a lousy coder and WEBBOTs are the stupedist thing since fried liver but I dont have any thing else right now or time to lean a new program!
Here's my question. I want to make a confirmation page in my FP genarated ASP form that goes to my database. In order to send the form I need to have the confirmation page in the " action="mypage" (Right?). Any way Good ole' FP has the spot filled up with --WEBBOT-SELF-- and If I take it away all my WEBBOTs won't work. How do I write the code so it will do both the WEBBOT-SELF and My confirmation page (test2.asp)?
Thanks, Jakebushnell@aol.com

02-25-2003, 11:12 AM
What's a WEBBOT?

If you can explain what one is, and how it isn't working, we should be able to get everything working somehow. But seriously - don't use Frontpage. It fills pages up with poorly-structured HTML, uses its own code and doesn't promote good coding or development practices. You can get plenty of decent - and free - code editors that don't screw your code up, so when something goes wrong, you stand a much better chance of figuring out what, and how it, went wrong.

02-25-2003, 11:37 AM
spudhead is right.

If you need a good free editor that is perfect for ASP, then search your harddisk for mse.exe. It's a free editor with a great helpfunction, that comes with office pro (if you don't find it, run the office pro cd-rom again and add it to your system).

It has a really great helpfunction, syntax highlighting, has a sort of autocomplete function, a design window (if your not really comfortable with html-code) etc.

It's perfect for writing asp-code.

(Can't help you on the FP part. There are some good coders around here though, that can help you with about every coding problem).

02-25-2003, 04:17 PM
I have some experience with FrontPage.

The best thing I can recommend: Toss it. Start over. You'll be better off in the long run.

I realize that sounds like I'm just railing you for not being some kind of web god. I really don't mean it that way. The problem your experiencing is related to poor coding implementation inherent in FP. Because it is constantly trying to 'help you', it won't let you make some changes it sees as damaging to your site. What it terms as damaging is some times....for lack of a better term....wonky. I swear that sometimes it doesn't even know what its own code means.

Good luck my friend, if you need anything else please let us know.

02-26-2003, 10:37 AM
In the past I've used many editors: Frontpage, Ultradev, Dreamweaver MX, Visual Interdev, Visual Studio.NET, ASP.NET WebMatrix and Homesite being the main ones.

The best tip I can give is to get your hands dirty and learn the code so you can do it yourself. Gives you much more flexibility in the end... and you might even find things being a little quicker.

The problem with 'most' visual editors is that they stuff your code with lots of 'extra' code...

If you're determined to use a visual editor then I'd recommend Dreamweaver - lots of good in-built functionality and you can get loads of add-ons thru the Macromedia exchange programme.

Otherwise, do your visual design in Fierworks/Photoshop/Paint Shop Pro til you're happy with you design then slice it up to get the layout right.

Then do the coding by hand... my favourite is still Homesite for ASP and VS.NET for .NET - lots of auto-complete and code/function insight.

But DON'T use Frontpage - it's a nightmare

Hope that helps.