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Pages without .htm or .html

tahirr
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Hi all,
I use Dreamweaver MX 2004. On long links like www.abc.com/test/new/pages/first.htm if first.htm is removed  and link becomes www.abc.com/test/new/pages/ it hits my directory for 'pages'. Even on this site and on macromedia.com, generally most of the sites these days, if reverted back to www.abc.com/test/new/pages/ it shows pages/ as a page instead of accessing directory. How can I do that in Dreamweaver? Thanks in advance.
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As RedLava explains, the "www.abc.com/test/new/pages/" link is pointing at the root of the "pages" folder. Depending on your server configuration, it will look for a "starting page" in that folder, it usually is a file called main.html - index.htm - default.asp - index.php or something like that (again, it depends of your server configuration, you can either play around with the config or try all the possible names ;) If your server can't find the "starter page" it will try to display that folder's content (given the configuration allows it) or simply display a "you don't have permission to view this folder" or a "wrong url" message.

You can also configure your own message/page to appear when someone reaches one of this error pages, in the case you haven't set up a "starter page" for each folder.

So basically what you need is to create a "starter page" (a simple page with the right name) for each folder.

Best regards,

Esopo.
Saqib KhanSenior Developer

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This has nothing to do with Dreamweaver.
What is the WebServer you using?

if IIS then make sure you have the option "Directory Browsing" uncheck.

And Also Place a Default Page in your pages Directory, this means if a Page is missing and only Directory name is specified then Web Server will Ooen/Load that default Document Automatically.
Refer to "Default Documents" to see what Pages are set as Default pages for your Server. You can always Add/Remove pages as well.

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Thanks RedLava, good job.
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