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FP2000: Error Message: The Web Publishing Wizard Was Unable to Publish Your File(s)...

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When you use the Microsoft Web Publishing Wizard to post files to a nested subweb on a Web server that is running the FrontPage 2000 server extensions, you receive the following error message:
The Web Publishing Wizard was unable to publish your file(s) to the Web Server for the following reason.

The FrontPage Server Extensions on the server returned the following error: 'mydirectory/mypage.htm' does not refer to a page or folder in this web. It may be a page or a folder in a sub web, or id could be a badly formed URL. (error (0x90005)

Click on OK to exit.
Where the path you typed for publishing is http://myservername/myweb/mydirectory/mypage.htm

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The Web Publishing Wizard was not designed to Publish to nested sub webs if the target server is running the FrontPage Server Extensions.

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Method 1: Change the Destination of the File

Publish the file to a subdirectory that is one-level below the root directory. If you published to http://myservername/myweb in the previous example, the publish would be successful.

Method 2: Change the Sub web To a Sub-Directory

  1. Using FrontPage 2000, open the destination web server.
  2. Right-click the sub web to which you want to publish.
  3. Click Convert to Folder.
For more information on the side effects related to method two, please see the MORE INFORMATION section of this article.

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Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in the Microsoft products listed at the beginning of this article.

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More information

A sub web is a directory within a web content area for which FrontPage has established a unique:
  • security status
  • text indices
  • shared borders
  • include page component boundaries
  • web settings (all items available in the Web Settings dialog box, including Navigation Structure and Database Connections
  • Task List
Nested sub webs are a new feature that are introduced by the FrontPage 2000 and the Office 2000 Server Extensions. Previous versions of the server extensions only support one sub web in the root web.

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Keywords: KB219104, kbbug

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Article Info
Article ID : 219104
Revision : 2
Created on : 5/23/2003
Published on : 5/23/2003
Exists online : False
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