What is a WebBot?

WebBots are the mechanism for invoking many of the interactive features built into FrontPage. These features are added to your web through the FrontPage Editor | Insert WebBot Component

Some, such as Include and Subsitution allow elements of the web 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 the web up-to-date for visitors.

The Page Counter Bot, which is available from the FrontPage CD-ROM or Microsoft web-site will not work on Webii’s UNIX servers.

For more information on using the Bots, see the documentation provided with FrontPage or contact Microsoft Technical Support.