I just moved a website to a new host. It contained many URL links in the form "www.somesite.com/-pagename
", which the new host did not seem to understand. I converted them all to the form "www.somesite.com/pagename.html
", which made the new host happy, BUT broke any external links in the "dash" form from other sites.
1. Is there anything I can change on the new host and/or new site to make the external links start working again?
2. I thought page names were REQUIRED to start with a letter -- why did the "dash" format work on the old site, and why would external sites use that format?