Although Editpage was written with both security and ease-of-use in mind, it is recognized that certain functions of the script appear a little confusing. The purpose of this page is to address the areas of use that appear to have the greatest potential for confusing the user.
If there are any topics you would like to see covered and which are not covered here, please send an email message to Bernard Sowa telling him which area of the program you would like to see documented or better-documented on this page.
Topics covered in this help file:
Your base directory is a directory on your Internet Service Provider's Server which belongs exclusively to you. The name of your base directory is usually your logon name(your userid). Each user on a server has a different base directory. John Doe's base directory might be /ROOT/LOCAL/USERS/jdoe/ and Kevin Martin's base directory might be /ROOT/LOCAL/USERS/kmartin/. For the purposes of using this script, however, you don't need to worry about the first part, but only your logon. So when using this script, John Doe's base directory would be jdoe/. You don't need to worry about the rest of the address.
Pages in your base directory would be accessed through a browser window by typing in the address of your Internet Service Provider's(ISP) server, and then adding your base directory onto the end of that address in some way.
would open a file called "index.html" in John Doe's home directory. If your provider's server is now a WindowsNT or Windows95 server, the address would be something like:
You can place any files you want in your base directory and, in fact, any directory. This script, however, will only allow you to create .html files in any of your directories.
Just click the name of the directory you want to change to in the chart.
To create a new page, just type the name of the page you want to create in the appropriate text box and press the button.
A page will only be created if it meets the following criteria:
If your system administrator has allowed the creation of directories in the script, when you log on using the Editpage form, near the bottom of the main entry page will be a box into which you can type the name of the directory to create. Don't include slashes in the directory name. If the directory creation is successful, the page will be updated and you will get a message at the top telling you that the directory has been made. If it is not successful, you will get a different message.
Once again, just type the name of the directory to create into the box and push enter. Do not add any slashes to the directory name. Just type the name and push the submit button.
If your system administrator has allowed the deletion of files in the script configuration, when you log on using the Editpage form at the bottom of the main entry page will be a drop-down list. You can pick the file to delete from the files in the list.
The page will reload and the file, if it is an .htm or .html file, should no longer appear in the list of editable pages. If it is a .gif, .jpg, .wav or .au file it should no longer appear in the list of sound files and image files. If the deleted file is not any of those just mentioned, it should no longer appear in the list of files which can be deleted.