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Jul 9, 2012 7:52 AM

I don't know whether my issue is with DreamWeaver. I host my site on in Dropbox. The site opens normally. When I click on a link to another site from my site, the url to my site remains in the address bar, the address of the linked to site is not shown. How can I change this so the addresses of links to other sites are shown in the address bar?

 
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    Jul 9, 2012 8:33 AM   in reply to Misfit511

    >I don't know whether my issue is with DreamWeaver

     

    I can assure you it is not.

     

    >When I click on a link to another site from my site, the url to my site remains in the address bar,

     

    Sounds like you have built your site using frames. That's how frames work, Consider rebuilding the site without frames. Send a link to your site if you want us to take a look.

     
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    Jul 9, 2012 10:54 AM   in reply to Misfit511

    Could very well be exactly what bregent mentioned.

    Also:

    I host my site on in Dropbox

    So you don't really have a Web host? you are only storing your site files on DropBox? or am I missing something?

    Best wishes,

    Adninjastrator

     
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    Jul 9, 2012 11:11 AM   in reply to adninjastrator

    >So you don't really have a Web host? you are only storing your site files on DropBox?

     

    Adninjastrator, lots of folks use DropBox as a web host solution. It can't support server side scripting and there are probably other limitations, but it's free and it does work.

     
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    Jul 9, 2012 11:17 AM   in reply to bregent

    Well I learn something new every day!!

    I've used Dropbox for a number of years but never envisioned using it to host a Web site.

    But is it really hosting the site or just being used as a storage facility... by that I mean in order to view the site, site visitors also need to have Dropbox installed?

     
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    Jul 9, 2012 2:03 PM   in reply to adninjastrator

    >by that I mean in order to view the site, site visitors also need to have Dropbox installed?

     

    No, Any file that you put in the public folder is viewable by anyone via url. They don't need dropbox installed or an account.

     
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    Jul 9, 2012 2:09 PM   in reply to bregent

    Looks like Dropbox is discontinuing the Public folder for new accounts

     

    https://www.dropbox.com/help/16/en

     

    "Please note: new accounts created after July 31st, 2012 will no longer have a Public folder. Don't worry! Every account created prior to this date keeps its Public folder, and the functionality does not change. Also note that creating a folder named "Public" in new accounts will not replicate the old functionality of the Public folder."

     

    Wonder what that means for those who want to host sites with them in future.

     
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    Jul 9, 2012 4:54 PM   in reply to Misfit511

    As mentioned earlier, the "only one URL" problem is because you are using an iframe to display your site... in other words, you are displaying a "picture" of your Web site at this URL

    http:eastcoastyachtclub.net

    but that's really not the URL of your page. That URL is the URL used in the iframe:

    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/15289336/ecyachtclub/index.html

    You'll notice that link URLs are displayed just fine using that URL. It's the iframe that provides sort of a window inside the Web page displayed at:

    http:eastcoastyachtclub.net

    More on iframes here:

    http://www.w3schools.com/tags/tag_iframe.asp

    If you move to a more robust Web host... the iframe will not be needed and the link URL problem will disappear.

    Best wishes,

    Adninjastrator

     
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