Why does it add /index.html to the domain name?

If I go to my site it shows the URL with just my domain name. But if I use the menu at the top of my pages to go back to the home page, it adds /index.html after the domain name. Why does it do that? And can I keep it from doing that? It’s a static site.

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It’s the way Freeway provides an ‘internal’ link to each page, using
the file name. Consequently the full address to the file is shown in
the URL bar of the browser.

One workaround is to change the link to an external one pointing to
the site’s nominal URL. (I don’t know, however, if this would affect
SEO ratings as it is not as logical as internal links).

To do this, just choose external from the Link dialog and type in the
URL.

But is there any real need - how many folk will really notice?

HTH Colin

On 8 Jan 2010, at 07:59, wurliuchi wrote:

If I go to my site it shows the URL with just my domain name. But if
I use the menu at the top of my pages to go back to the home page,
it adds /index.html after the domain name. Why does it do that? And
can I keep it from doing that? It’s a static site.

http://www.earthen.com

Thank you!


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All links in Freeway will point to a specific page, not a folder (which is what a link to the web address is, the server then sends the default first page for that folder and the browser displays it anonymously). The reason for this is because linking to folders only works on a server (the server send back the default first page) meaning you wouldn’t be able to check links in your site when publishing locally.

We have a suggestion running for adding this functionality which I will add your name to.

Hope this helps,

Joe

On 8 Jan 2010, at 09:22, Colin Alcock wrote:

It’s the way Freeway provides an ‘internal’ link to each page, using the file name. Consequently the full address to the file is shown in the URL bar of the browser.

One workaround is to change the link to an external one pointing to the site’s nominal URL. (I don’t know, however, if this would affect SEO ratings as it is not as logical as internal links).

To do this, just choose external from the Link dialog and type in the URL.

But is there any real need - how many folk will really notice?

HTH Colin

On 8 Jan 2010, at 07:59, wurliuchi wrote:

If I go to my site it shows the URL with just my domain name. But if I use the menu at the top of my pages to go back to the home page, it adds /index.html after the domain name. Why does it do that? And can I keep it from doing that? It’s a static site.

http://www.earthen.com

Thank you!


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Understood. Thank you, Colin and Joe.

It’s pretty easy for me to set the home link in the main menu to an external link. I don’t think it will hurt anything. I only use one master page with one menu, and there’s only one page that uses something different from that.

I guess it’s no big deal anyway.

Thanks again.


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