- Hello! I just posted this on the basic notetab list, and Jody referred
me to this one.
I am having problems with links in a page not accepting a change.
There are no problems with the script, the page does not need to be
reloaded or refreshed, but for some reason, it needs to be renamed in
order to work. I explain this in more detail below, and if you want to
see for yourself, go to
http://www.whitewatervoyages.com/planning/planning.html and look at
the script, comparing it to what happens when you click on "Directions
to your rendezvous point."
I had a page called
http://www.whitewatervoyages.com/directions/directions.html. It had a
changed that page's name (and folder) to
After replacing the link in directions.html (I put the whole link in
the script, reading
instead of something like cherryrendezvous.html; actually I tried
both and neither worked), refreshing and reloading several times on
the server, directions.html would still only accept the old link,
sending the browser to
www.whitewatervoyages.com/caitlin/cherryrendezvous.html, even though
it no longer existed and was written up in the html text to go to
directions/cherryrendezvous.html and the appropriate page had been
moved to the appropriate folder.
When I renamed directions.html to directionsindex.html, the link to
cherryrendezvous.html worked. In other words, technically in the
script of the page, everything was correct to support the new link,
but for some reason directions.html had to be renamed and recognized
as an entirely new page to accept the link. It was no problem to
change directions.html to directionsindex.html, but a link to
directions.html also existed in a page called planning/planning.html,
and this time, planning.html would not change the link directions.html
to directionsindex.html. I suspect that this is the exact same problem
since I went through the same comprehensive procedures as above, but
there is no way I can change the name of planning.html as I would have
to rework the entire site which is huge!
In summary, there are no errors in the html script. The server does
not need to be refreshed or reloaded. For some reason, the page has
to be renamed in order to accept the changed link. I don't understand