Microsoft KB Archive/174069
Article ID: 174069
Article Last Modified on 8/20/2007
- Microsoft Word 97 Standard Edition
This article was previously published under Q174069
When you click a hyperlink to a remote FTP site (for example, ftp://ftp.microsoft.com) in a Microsoft Word 97 HTML document and then log on to the FTP server, the FTP page is loaded with a directory listing, but all the hyperlinks on the FTP page are invalid. If you click one of these hyperlinks, Microsoft Word will display the following error message:
The hyperlinks on the FTP page assume that the base hyperlink is the local cache directory.
Internet browsers use the base hyperlink to locate links to other files. A base hyperlink allows you to insert relative links [or partial Uniform Resource Locators (URLs)] in your document. For example, if the base hyperlink is
you can insert
in your HTML document instead of the full path:
Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in the Microsoft products listed at the beginning of this article.
For additional information about hyperlinks, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
159940 WD97: General Information About Hyperlinks
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