KISSfp facilitates uploading of
FrontPage-based Web sites to Hosts without MS Server Extensions by FTP. It saves space on
your webhost by selecting just the files required. Read
our Press Release!
is great also for publishing FrontPage Webs on multimedia CD-ROMs
and using FrontPage with Web hosts such as AOL or CompuServe or free
hosting solutions such as GeoCities or Tripod, because they usually
don't have MS Server Extensions installed!
Special features include automatically inserting
icons & after e-mail and external links, FrontPage
Menu Integration, HTML Compression and
some more features. Most features
work with any site and are independent of Microsoft® FrontPage® 98 and
How KISSfp works (Details)
Below is explained how KISSfp minimises the number of files and folders and
how HTML Compression is achieved. The following is for users interested in the technical
KISSfp is an HTML post-processing tool. It does two separate
things to reduce a FrontPage Web: A) Minimise number
of files & folders, and B) HTML Compression.
Both of them do not change the appearance of
pages. Finally, KISSfp implements
some other useful features not related to
A) Reduce Number of Files & Folders
If a web does not use FrontPage Run-Time
Components, all the _vti_* folders for
administration purposes are not needed. Thus, KISSfp
can recursively copy all files which are actually linked
from a given homepage to an output directory. The number of files is significantly
reduced, because only those actually needed for end-user
viewing are copied. Depending on the number of files, 30% - 40% can be
The output directory can then be uploaded by FTP to the webhost. This webhost
does not need Server Extensions installed. Note that this also accelerates
uploading your site by FTP.
KISSfp is pretty smart
when determining which files to copy and can correctly recognise all files needed for your
web, including Java Applet class files and hovered images loaded
KISSfp can compress HTML. This is achieved by removing FrontPage's themes & bots comments, useful only for editing
but not for final viewing. FrontPage HTML files are usually compressed 15% - 20%. This
means less download time for your visitors!
Note that if a web does use Run-Time
Components and does not use Themes (supplied with FrontPage or
defined by you with the Theme Designer) compression could be low for that web.
Here is a list of what KISSfp
- <!--mstheme--> <!--msnavigation--> and more <!--ms*--> comments
- <!--webbot ... --> comments, if not Run-Time
- <meta name="Microsoft *"> tags
- <font ...> tags under some circumstances, if superflous
- user comment like <!-- comment --> if there is a blank before and after.
The mandatory blank ensures that for example <!--# comments (server side includes) are
Additionally, any occurrence of more than one whitespace (TAB, Space, CR) is
compacted to one only. This feature is turned off inside the <PRE> <LISTING>
<XMP> <PLAINTEXT> tags. (NOTE: By loading such a "compressed HTML
file" into FrontPage Editor, linebreaks and indention gets restored. The mstheme and
WebBot informations DO NOT, though: You have to keep the original web if you ever
want to edit it again!)
These additional features work with any site and are independent of FrontPage:
- Inserting tiny icons after e-mail
links firstname.lastname@example.org and links leaving your site
- Useful warnings if something seems strange (broken
- Substitute details/index.html with the URL of the current page, and <!-- INSERT: ... >
- Insert <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//IETF//DTD HTML//EN"> if not
- Replace "nice quotes" (single and double) by ' and " and fix some
- ... and more, see OnLine-Help!
URL Interpretation - Details - KISSfp
Sample HTML Source produced by FrontPage