left cap iWeb Frequently Asked Questions

Q: I've read all of the Q&A's below but I still need help. What do I do?

A: Please visit the Ball State Technology HelpDesk knowledge base Web Applications / Services section for additional help. Or, you can contact them at 765-285-1517 by phone.

Q: What publishing methods are available?

A: The most universal web publishing protocol is FTP (File Transfer Protocol). If you enable FrontPage Server Extensions on your iWeb site you may also publish via HTTP using Microsoft's FrontPage client. WebDAV is NOT supported.

Q: What publishing clients can I use?

A: Microsoft's FrontPage and any other client that can publish via FTP (File Transfer Protocol) may be used. Helpdesk can provide limited assistance with FrontPage, DreamWeaver, and a handful of other clients. Contact the Helpdesk for more information.

Q: What are the default file names?

A: When someone browses to a folder on your iWeb site and does not specify a file name the web server will try and figure out which file you want displayed by default. It will use a list of file names and display the first one it finds in your folder. If none of the files on its list exist then an error page will be displayed to the browser indicating that folder browsing is not allowed. The list of file names, in the order they are tried, is: default.htm, default.html, default.asp, index.htm, index.html.

Q: What types of files can I publish with my iWeb account?

A: By far the most common type of files you'll be publishing will be HTML with a file extension of .htm or .html and graphic files with the extension .jpg or .gif. However, you may want to publish other sorts of documents and files for download. Below is the full list of file extensions that your iWeb site will support:

.323   text/h323
.aaf   application/octet-stream
.aca   application/octet-stream
.acx   application/internet-property-stream
.afm   application/octet-stream
.ai   application/postscript
.aif   audio/x-aiff
.aifc   audio/aiff
.aiff   audio/aiff
.art   image/x-jg
.asd   application/octet-stream
.asf   video/x-ms-asf
.asi   application/octet-stream
.asm   text/plain
.asr   video/x-ms-asf
.asx   video/x-ms-asf
.au   audio/basic
.avi   video/x-msvideo
.axs   application/olescript
.bas   text/plain
.bcpio   application/x-bcpio
.bin   application/octet-stream
.bmp   image/bmp
.c   text/plain
.cab   application/octet-stream
.cat   application/vnd.ms-pki.seccat
.cdf   application/x-cdf
.chm   application/octet-stream
.class   application/x-java-applet
.clp   application/x-msclip
.cmx   image/x-cmx
.cnf   text/plain
.cod   image/cis-cod
.cpio   application/x-cpio
.cpp   text/plain
.crd   application/x-mscardfile
.crl   application/pkix-crl
.crt   application/x-x509-ca-cert
.csh   application/x-csh
.css   text/css
.csv   application/octet-stream
.cur   application/octet-stream
.dcr   application/x-director
.der   application/x-x509-ca-cert
.dib   image/bmp
.dir   application/x-director
.dll   application/x-msdownload
.dlm   text/dlm
.doc   application/msword
.dot   application/msword
.dsp   application/octet-stream
.dtd   text/xml
.dvi   application/x-dvi
.dwf   drawing/x-dwf
.dwg   application/acad
.dwp   application/octet-stream
.dxr   application/x-director
.eml   message/rfc822
.emz   application/octet-stream
.eot   application/octet-stream
.eps   application/postscript
.etx   text/x-setext
.evy   application/envoy
.exe   application/octet-stream
.fdf   application/vnd.fdf
.fif   application/fractals
.fla   application/octet-stream
.flr   x-world/x-vrml
.flv   video/x-flv
.gif   image/gif
.gtar   application/x-gtar
.gz   application/x-gzip
.h   text/plain
.hdf   application/x-hdf
.hdml   text/x-hdml
.hhc   application/x-oleobject
.hhk   application/octet-stream
.hhp   application/octet-stream
.hlp   application/winhlp
.hqx   application/mac-binhex40
.hta   application/hta
.htc   text/x-component
.htm   text/html
.html   text/html
.htt   text/webviewhtml
.hxt   text/html
.ico   image/x-icon
.ics   application/octet-stream
.ief   image/ief
.iii   application/x-iphone
.inf   application/octet-stream
.ins   application/x-internet-signup
.isp   application/x-internet-signup
.IVF   video/x-ivf
.jar   application/java-archive
.java   application/octet-stream
.jck   application/liquidmotion
.jcz   application/liquidmotion
.jfif   image/pjpeg
.jpb   application/octet-stream
.jpe   image/jpeg
.jpeg   image/jpeg
.jpg   image/jpeg
.js   application/x-javascript
.latex   application/x-latex
.lit   application/x-ms-reader
.lpk   application/octet-stream
.lsf   video/x-la-asf
.lsx   video/x-la-asf
.lzh   application/octet-stream
.m13   application/x-msmediaview
.m14   application/x-msmediaview
.m1v   video/mpeg
.m3u   audio/x-mpegurl
.m4a   audio/mp4
.man   application/x-troff-man
.map   text/plain
.mdb   application/x-msaccess
.mdp   application/octet-stream
.me   application/x-troff-me
.mht   message/rfc822
.mhtml   message/rfc822
.mid   audio/mid
.midi   audio/mid
.mix   application/octet-stream
.mno   text/xml
.mny   application/x-msmoney
.mov   video/quicktime
.movie   video/x-sgi-movie
.mp2   video/mpeg
.mp3   audio/mpeg
.mp4   video/mp4
.mpa   video/mpeg
.mpe   video/mpeg
.mpeg   video/mpeg
.mpg   video/mpeg
.mpp   application/vnd.ms-project
.mpv2   video/mpeg
.ms   application/x-troff-ms
.msi   application/octet-stream
.mvb   application/x-msmediaview
.nc   application/x-netcdf
.nsc   video/x-ms-asf
.nws   message/rfc822
.ocx   application/octet-stream
.oda   application/oda
.ods   application/oleobject
.p10   application/pkcs10
.p12   application/x-pkcs12
.p7b   application/x-pkcs7-certificates
.p7c   application/pkcs7-mime
.p7m   application/pkcs7-mime
.p7r   application/x-pkcs7-certreqresp
.p7s   application/pkcs7-signature
.pbm   image/x-portable-bitmap
.pcx   application/octet-stream
.pcz   application/octet-stream
.pdf   application/pdf
.pfb   application/octet-stream
.pfm   application/octet-stream
.pfx   application/x-pkcs12
.pgm   image/x-portable-graymap
.pko   application/vnd.ms-pki.pko
.pma   application/x-perfmon
.pmc   application/x-perfmon
.pml   application/x-perfmon
.pmr   application/x-perfmon
.pmw   application/x-perfmon
.png   image/png
.pnm   image/x-portable-anymap
.pot   application/vnd.ms-powerpoint
.ppm   image/x-portable-pixmap
.pps   application/vnd.ms-powerpoint
.ppt   application/vnd.ms-powerpoint
.prf   application/pics-rules
.prm   application/octet-stream
.prt   application/unigraphics
.prx   application/octet-stream
.ps   application/postscript
.psd   application/octet-stream
.psm   application/octet-stream
.psp   application/octet-stream
.pub   application/x-mspublisher
.qt   video/quicktime
.qtl   application/x-quicktimeplayer
.qxd   application/octet-stream
.ra   audio/x-pn-realaudio
.ram   audio/x-pn-realaudio
.rar   application/octet-stream
.ras   image/x-cmu-raster
.rf   image/vnd.rn-realflash
.rgb   image/x-rgb
.rm   application/vnd.rn-realmedia
.rmi   audio/mid
.roff   application/x-troff
.rpm   audio/x-pn-realaudio-plugin
.rtf   application/rtf
.rtx   text/richtext
.scd   application/x-msschedule
.sct   text/scriptlet
.sea   application/octet-stream
.setpay   application/set-payment-initiation
.setreg   application/set-registration-initiation
.sgml   text/sgml
.sh   application/x-sh
.shar   application/x-shar
.sit   application/x-stuffit
.smi   application/octet-stream
.snd   audio/basic
.snp   application/octet-stream
.spc   application/x-pkcs7-certificates
.spl   application/futuresplash
.src   application/x-wais-source
.ssm   application/streamingmedia
.sst   application/vnd.ms-pki.certstore
.stl   application/vnd.ms-pki.stl
.sv4cpio   application/x-sv4cpio
.sv4crc   application/x-sv4crc
.swf   application/x-shockwave-flash
.t   application/x-troff
.tar   application/x-tar
.tcl   application/x-tcl
.tex   application/x-tex
.texi   application/x-texinfo
.texinfo   application/x-texinfo
.tgz   application/x-compressed
.thn   application/octet-stream
.tif   image/tiff
.tiff   image/tiff
.toc   application/octet-stream
.tr   application/x-troff
.trm   application/x-msterminal
.tsv   text/tab-separated-values
.ttf   application/octet-stream
.txt   text/plain
.u32   application/octet-stream
.uls   text/iuls
.ustar   application/x-ustar
.vbs   text/vbscript
.vcf   text/x-vcard
.vcs   text/plain
.vdx   application/vnd.visio
.vml   text/xml
.vsd   application/vnd.visio
.vss   application/vnd.visio
.vst   application/vnd.visio
.vsw   application/vnd.visio
.vsx   application/vnd.visio
.vtx   application/vnd.visio
.wav   audio/wav
.wax   audio/x-ms-wax
.wbmp   image/vnd.wap.wbmp
.wcm   application/vnd.ms-works
.wdb   application/vnd.ms-works
.wks   application/vnd.ms-works
.wm   video/x-ms-wm
.wma   audio/x-ms-wma
.wmd   application/x-ms-wmd
.wmf   application/x-msmetafile
.wml   text/vnd.wap.wml
.wmlc   application/vnd.wap.wmlc
.wmls   text/vnd.wap.wmlscript
.wmlsc   application/vnd.wap.wmlscriptc
.wmp   video/x-ms-wmp
.wmv   video/x-ms-wmv
.wmx   video/x-ms-wmx
.wmz   application/x-ms-wmz
.wps   application/vnd.ms-works
.wri   application/x-mswrite
.wrl   x-world/x-vrml
.wrz   x-world/x-vrml
.wvx   video/x-ms-wvx
.x   application/directx
.xaf   x-world/x-vrml
.xbm   image/x-xbitmap
.xdr   text/plain
.xla   application/vnd.ms-excel
.xlc   application/vnd.ms-excel
.xlm   application/vnd.ms-excel
.xls   application/vnd.ms-excel
.xlt   application/vnd.ms-excel
.xlw   application/vnd.ms-excel
.xml   text/xml
.xof   x-world/x-vrml
.xpm   image/x-xpixmap
.xsf   text/xml
.xsl   text/xml
.xslt   text/xml
.xsn   application/octet-stream
.xwd   image/x-xwindowdump
.z   application/x-compress
.zip   application/x-zip-compressed