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[REBOL] Re: Why does my html ACTION call merely display and not execute my scrip

From: gjones05:mail:orion at: 25-Feb-2001 16:48

From: Michael Harleman
<snip> > Could the problem be that I am running Windows 2000 Professional Beta
> Frontpage 98 was installed, IIS was then installed, Frontpage 98 was
> removed with the Windows 2000 Remove wizard, Windows IIS component was > removed, Windows 2000 IIS was then reinstalled, and now I am finding > remnants of Frontpage 98 in Windows 2000 IIS(the wwwroot directory is
> there)? Is the only way to fix it to remove and then reinstall
> Beta 3? Must I be running a normal copy of Win2000Pro or
> Could I dump Win2000Pro Beta 3 and run Win NT 4.0 or can I continue to
> Win2000Pro Beta 3? Is it also possible that I have created the
biggest mess
> known to man on this planet?
Hi, Mike, I can see that you've had a "fun" weekend. You've gone from trying to run a simple example REBOL cgi to discovering that you need to reload your OS!! Actually, I again have to claim ignorance of particulars of the NT/Win2000 line, but I can speak from experience on loading Microsoft Beta's on a "production" machine. Mine was a few years back with combination of Interdev, J++, and Frontpage. Within in short order, my registry and a number of directories were hopelessly mangled after a J++ crash. A day and a half later, I had everything back in working, including low level repiecing together of the more important files (backup?, what backup?). Like Poe's raven, I said, "Never more," at least not on a machine on which I rely (backup or not). I've been tempted to give the .NET beta a whirl, but then I break out in a sweat. So, it may not have been Microsoft's software's fault, but they seem to set up some of the most complicated sets of interdependencies I can imagine. So much for orthogonal programming. After hearing my story retold a thousand times over (read Jerry Pournelle of Byte!), I suspect that you'll need to reload the OS. But first, on Win95 and now 98 I always try uninstalling all the offending software. Checking Microsoft's site for recommendations on loading order and try reloading the software first. Good chance it may work, and a lot quicker than a full OS and software reload. That's my 2 cents, but what do I know? Good luck! --Scott