Microsoft KB Archive/174637

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Article ID: 174637

Article Last Modified on 5/2/2006


  • Microsoft Visual InterDev 1.0 Standard Edition

This article was previously published under Q174637


When editing an HTML file in Microsoft FrontPage Editor (Visual InterDev Edition), all images display as broken links. FrontPage97 correctly displays the images and FrontPage (Visual InterDev edition) will correctly display the images when "Allow Anonymous" is enabled on the Web server.


The following conditions cause the behavior:

  1. Web file has an image on the page (for example, <IMG src="<location to your gif>">).
  2. You are using Microsoft FrontPage Editor (Visual InterDev Edition) to edit your file.
  3. The Web server that contains your source files, does not have the "Allow Anonymous" check box selected.

In order to display the image file, the FrontPage Editor (Visual InterDev and 97 editions) must request the resource from the Web server. This request requires successful Windows NT authentication before the server will send back the resource. The FrontPage Editor (Visual InterDev edition) does not have the ability to send the Username and Password to the Web server to complete the authentication process. The authentication failure results in a broken link displayed in place of the image.


The easiest solution is to use FrontPage 97 as the editor for working with HTML files. Both FrontPage 97 and Visual InterDev can be loaded on the same machine at the same time and work correctly. You can use the "Open With" command in Visual InterDev to open the file with FrontPage 97.


Microsoft has confirmed this to be a bug in the Microsoft products listed at the beginning of this article. We are researching this bug and will post new information here in the Microsoft Knowledge Base as it becomes available.


Steps to Reproduce Behavior

  1. Create an .htm file in Visual InterDev project.
  2. Add an image to the page. Make sure to add either a relative path or full URL to the image on the Web server in the "Image Properties."
  3. Save and close the .htm file.
  4. In IIS manager, clear the "Allow Anonymous" check box.
  5. In Visual InterDev, right-click the .htm file created above and select "Open With" from the Shortcut menu. Now, click "Microsoft FrontPage (Visual InterDev edition)."

The image placeholder will appear as a broken link.


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