View Complete Thread | FoxWeb Forum Home
Date:    Msg ID:   
From:    Thread:   
The procedure you describe configures IIS to pass requests for .html files to FoxWeb, but it's highly discouraged, because FoxWeb internally does not strip extensions other than ".fwx" from the URL.  Even though your site appears to work, it's quite possible that there are problems you did not notice, or you will have problems in the future -- possibly after an upgrade of your VFP, or FoxWeb software.

FoxWeb Support Team email

Sent by Eloy Marroquín on 10/28/2004 03:32:05 PM:
Please tell me if its wrong :
On windows 2000
  1. Open up Internet Server Manager From Start | Programs | Administrative Tools
  2. Expand the tree until you see your server name and right click on the server node of the tree
  3. From the drop down menu choose "Properties"
  4. Click on the edit Button under Master Properties.
  5. Choose the "Home Directory" tab.
  6. Press the Configuration Button.
  7. Choose "App Mappings"
  8. Press the "Add…" button.
  9. In "Executable:" set to: c:\inetpub\scripts\foxweb.dll
  10. Set the Extension to html
  11. Set the Verbs to Limit to: and add GET,HEAD, POST,TRACE
  12. Make sure the "Script Engine" and "Verify that the files exists" are checked.
  13. Press Ok to exit the "Add/Edit" Application Extension Mapping" dialog.


After that, i don´t change any FWX file extension, only change on URL´s the extension FWX by HTML.

it works but... its safe?

Sent by FoxWeb Support on 10/27/2004 06:17:00 PM:
The .fwx extension was chosen somewhat randomly (FoxWeb eXecutable?) and could be made configurable, but it would require changes in many different parts of the code.  We have yet to hear a compelling reason to do this.

FoxWeb Support Team email

Sent by Eloy Marroquín on 10/27/2004 05:26:51 PM:

Well, i´m a foxweb programmer since 4 or 5 years ago.

I've seen a lot of applications that appear to show html files with query strings and i don´t understand how this work.

If i can configure foxweb to process HTML files like FWX and IIS to process HTM files, i´ll be very happy

Sent by FoxWeb Support on 10/26/2004 02:42:02 PM:
No, at this point the fwx extension is hard-coded.  Is there a reason why you want to do this?  Please elaborate, so that we can evaluate your needs and determine whether there's an alternate solution.

FoxWeb Support Team email

Sent by Eloy Marroquín on 10/26/2004 09:50:20 AM:
Hi, i´m Eloy from México....
This is my question..
Can i use and config another file extension instead of FWX??
I mean, can Foxweb compile file extension different to FWX?
I´m using Foxweb 2.x, and i´ll buy foxweb 3 as soon as posible