time-stamp not working

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Registered User
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Here's my problem: webpages which were created in MS FP & *seemed* to work are not working after updating same pages with Coffeecup html editor 9.5. I want something that will show the message 'page last updated: & display either the date the page was last edited or uploaded to my server - whichever is simplest).

eg of current code is:

<!--webbot bot="Timestamp" S-Type="EDITED" S-Format="%B %d, %Y" startspan -->October 18, 2007<!--webbot bot="Timestamp" i-checksum="30862" endspan -->

Any insight/suggestions of what I need to do to make this work would be appreciated!

Notes: Address yr responses as if to a newbie, which I am. I'm looking for ways to get this to work in coffeecup without the benefit of MS FP add-in's.

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Customer Support Specialist
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Hi Bob,

Frontpage uses things called 'webbots' to modify the code when a site is published, enabling features like includes and Frontpage's publishing system. If you upload your files through HTML Editor, you aren't going to get the benefit of Frontpage's webbots.

To do what you're trying to do the normal way (that is to say, Frontpage's way is definitely not the 'normal' way), you'll need to use some kind of scripting language.

JavaScript should be able to accomplish this. To learn more, visit this page:

http://www.chipchapin.com/WebTools/Java … e1-02.html

It provides a how-to about creating the timestamp you're looking for. I hope this helps!
David R.
CoffeeCup Software Inc.
An Internet 500 Company
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Thanks, David R! I tried a few pages & it seems to be working - After I got your message I remembered coffeecup has a spot for inserting javascript & found the timestamp script there (forgot about that option!)! thanks for your help.

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