About FrontPage Webs
A FrontPage web is a collection of HTML pages, images, documents, and other files and folders that make up a Web site. Authors can create, delete, open, edit, and close FrontPage webs using the FrontPage Explorer and FrontPage Editor on a client computer. FrontPage webs can be stored on a remote Web server, a Web server running on the same computer as the client program, or in the client computer’s file system.
FrontPage web also contains a number of support files that provide added functionality with sophisticated features such as navigation bars, hyperlink recalculation and repair, full text index generation, consistent design elements from themes, automatic table of contents generation, and built-in forms handling. In order to fully benefit from certain FrontPage components, you should create and maintain FrontPage webs on a Web server that has the FrontPage Server Extensions installed. These are a set of programs and scripts that support FrontPage authoring and extend the functionality of your Web server.
When your FrontPage web is ready to be published on the World Wide Web — or on your organisation’s intranet — the FrontPage Explorer’s Publish command will publish the pages and files to the Web server you specify, while verifying the addresses of your pages and the paths to your files. If the Web server to which you are publishing your FrontPage web has the FrontPage Server Extensions installed, then your FrontPage web will have full FrontPage functionality when it is published. If FrontPage detects that you are publishing to a Web server that does not have the FrontPage Server Extensions installed, some FrontPage Components, such as the FrontPage Search Form, will not work.
If the FrontPage Server Extensions are not present on the target Web server, FrontPage launches the Microsoft Web Publishing Wizard, which will publish your FrontPage web using FTP, a file transfer protocol. All hyperlinks to pages and files will be retained.