Re: Files on the Web

KleinCon@aol.com
Wed, 29 Oct 1997 08:54:16 -0500 (EST)

In a message dated 97-10-29 01:58:22 EST, you write:

<< He thinks I should learn HTML and so do I. >>

Jerry,

Here's another idea: If your webmaster simply sets up a directory on the
AERO web server that has no HTML files in it, you can upload files to it
yourself. These can be fies of any type. Probably you would want to use
something like WordPerfect 5.1 format so most people can read them (or plain
ASCII).

Let's suppose the site is called http://www.AERO/files. When a user browsed
to that site they would be presented with a listing of files. Clicking on
any file name would cause it to be downloaded to their computer. In this way
you don't have to learn html.

There are many programs, known as FTP programs, that make uploading files to
the web a breeze. Also, Netscape 3 or 4 allow you to do this directly from
the file menu or (in Win95)you can drag files from the Windows Explorer to a
file listing using Netscape.

Let me know if you would like a source for the FTP program.

Alan