I'm using Fireworks CS4 on Windows XP. I'm using an NTFS filesystem, so file extensions are not limited to 3 characters.
In Fireworks' File >> HTML Setup dialog box, I specify that I want an extension of .html.
When I assign links to hotspots, the dropdown menu shows my pages with a .html extension, as I expect. But when I use File >> Preview in Browser >> Preview all pages in Firefox.exe, Fireworks exports the pages with an extension of .htm instead of .html. That breaks all the links.
I've noticed that changing the extension in File >> HTML Setup changes the choices in the Links dropdown list. I.e., the list of URLs always uses the extension that I specify in setup.
So, why does the Preview All Pages command create the HTML files with an incorrect extension? Is there a fix other than redefining all the hotspot links with a .htm extension?
Because that functionality is busted. :-( I don't worry about it too much, because I only use FW html for prototyping, and my system is that .htm files are not final proudction pages, so it's easy for me to separate files without having to even open them.
That said, it should still work.
At least I now know to not waste more time trying to make it work.