I was given a website which I'm guessing the end client built in Front Page. I was asked to move it to the same client's SharePoint server. The website markup has 3 include statements on each page of the site similar to this:

<!--webbot bot="Include" U-Include="includes/header.html" TAG="BODY" -->

At first glance they didn't work. However, after some manipulation, I got some of them to work, but not consistently. That really confuses me. I read the KB article on FrontPage WebBot components and it doesn't explain how it could work sometimes and not others.

I don't understand why this webbot syntax works sometimes and not others inside a SharePoint 2007 site.

I know that I could rebuild the site the SharePoint way with a master page, but let's say I want to do it this way for the short term. Can you explain a way I can use it successfully consistently?

  • Tom - Are the pages that you moved over on the same web app as SharePoint -- in the _layouts folder, for example? Or are they in a different web app entirely? – Rob Wilson Aug 9 '10 at 0:14
  • Rob - I'm asking about support within SharePoint. I've tried document libraries and folders created from SharePoint Designer with mixed results. – Tom Resing Aug 14 '10 at 18:23
  • Did you ever find the answer to this that you can provide? – Alex Angas Jun 6 '11 at 4:20
  • No. I moved it to a SharePoint 2007 master page without the webbot tags. – Tom Resing Jun 7 '11 at 18:48

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