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web address messed up (3 posts)
- Started 8 years ago by chopkins19
- Latest reply 8 years ago from chopkins19
I uploaded my iweb website to fetch but when I click on web view this is what i see: http://www.futureshelbys.com/Future_Shelbys/Home.html
instead of just: http://www.futureshelbys.com
is that supposed to happen or can i fix that somehow? When I go straight to www.futureshelbys.com it does go to the website but with all that extra junk on it....
Scott McGuire Administrator
The address you see displayed when you go to your site is a result of how websites created with iWeb behave.
This is purely a cosmetic issue. As you noticed, when you type in your website's name - www.futureshelbys.com - you arrive at your website's homepage, and that is the important part. So you can just tell everyone your website's address is www. futureshelbys.com, and they will arrive at the right place. It doesn't really matter that a longer address is displayed after they get there.
The address that is displayed in the website's address bar changes once you are at your website because of the way iWeb creates webpages; your website's index.html file really just points to a different file, buried in the folders that make up your website. That can be disconcerting, but it doesn't stop the simple address from working.
There is no way to change this behavior; the only way to "fix" the address would be to use a program other than iWeb to create your website.
This is all not anything Fetch has control over - it's all due to iWeb.
I hope this clarifies what is going on, and please let us know if you have further questions.
Thank you so much! It took me two hours to figure out how to load it and to finally get it to the web! I can live with the webaddress thing! thanks for clarifying!
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