[thelist] What is Web Bot?

martin.p.burns at uk.pwcglobal.com martin.p.burns at uk.pwcglobal.com
Fri Jan 4 09:02:38 CST 2002

Memo from Martin P Burns of PricewaterhouseCoopers

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Note that the include bot is a design time include - essentially,
change the include and FP will rewrite the *real* HTML (which it
hides from you) in every page containing the bot.

You pay for the saving in run-time page build with design time
rewriting. For large sites, this can take some time... (and with
sensible webservers, simple include SSIs (ie not executables
like CGIs) the runtime effect is negligable for most sites).


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14. What is a WebBot?

"WebBots are the mechanism for invoking many of the interactive features
built into FrontPage. These features are added to your site through the
FrontPage Editor | Insert WebBot component
Some, such as ''Include'' and ''Substitution'' allow elements of your site
to be entered once and included in any or all of the pages by inserting
the Bot component referencing that element (e.g., a logo or navigation
bar). Changes made to the 'master' element are made automatically to any
page containing the referencing Bot.
Other Bots, such as Search, Table of Contents and Timestamp, control
dynamic browse-time features. These Bots work behind the scenes to keep
your site up-to-date for visitors. "


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