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url forwarding query

Posted on 2004-10-28
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Last Modified: 2013-12-24
I have a website http://name.differentsite.com which I run a discussion forum on but I want to set up a link (http://www.mysite.org/folder) which will automatically redirect to the different site. Is this possible? How would I do it? My website host says its not possible to be done direct from the server due to having frontpage extensions and therefore needs to be done from withing frontpage. This is what I don't know what to do though.
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Expert Comment

ID: 12442938

Open http://www.mysite.org/folder
Open the default page in that folder
Switch to HTML view
Add the following line to the top of the page between <head> and </head>

<META HTTP-EQUIV="refresh" content="0;URL="http://www.name.differentsite.com">

Now when the user type
http://www.mysite.org/folder in the address bar,  he/she will be automatically and immediately directed to http://www.name.differentsite.com.

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Expert Comment

ID: 12442975


The folder should be a subweb with a default.asp or index.asp in order to type folder name only, example:

If the folder is a subweb and it is name UserForum the link will open by just using:


The first page of the UserForum folder should be index or default.

But if UserForum is just a folder

you have to clearly specify the link as:


In both cases you have to open index or default in HTML mode and add the <meta> line I gave you above bewteen the <head> and </head> tags.


Author Comment

ID: 12443118
I have done everything above. The folder is set up as a subweb and the only file in the folder is called index.htm.

The only html in the index.htm is as follows:


<META HTTP-EQUIV="refresh" content="0;URL="http://test.website.com"">


It seems to just get stuck in a loop or something.

Any suggestions?
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Expert Comment

ID: 12445405
No, After URL you need to put the other site otherwise it will be a loop.

<META HTTP-EQUIV="refresh" content="0;URL="http://www.name.differentsite.com">

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Expert Comment

ID: 12445438
So, You have to addresses:

Open the address http://www.mysite.org/folder in Frontpage
Open index.htm which is inside the folder
between the <head> and </head> tags put:
<META HTTP-EQUIV="refresh" content="0;URL="http://www.name.differentsite.com">
Save the page

Now when the user types http://www.mysite.org/foler he/she will be redirected immediately and automatically to


Author Comment

ID: 12445536
This is exactly what I have done. The URL is pointing to the different site but it just seems to get in a loop and doesn't redirect. I even tried just redirecting it to a random site e.b. bbc.co.uk but the problem is the same.
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Accepted Solution

hhammash earned 500 total points
ID: 12445635
Try this code:
<meta http-equiv="Refresh" content="0; url=http://www.name.differentsite.com">
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Expert Comment

ID: 12445643
The previous code had an additional "

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