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Hypertext Links
Links contained in your calendar header and footer need to be absolute, not relative, links. 

If you copy some HTML from an existing web site into a DATES! header or footer, you may find that it doesn't work right. The most common reason is that the HTML you copied contains hypertext links that make sense when run from your own site, but don't make sense when they are run from another site like hardySystems.com. 

How does that happen? It happens because hypertext links on the world wide web come in two types. One type points to a page located on the same web server computer as the pointing page. The other points to a page that can be located anywhere in the world. The first type is called a "relative" link, and the second is called an "absolute" link. Relative links do not have "http://" in front of them. Absolute links do.

Here are examples of what these two types of links look like.

Relative page link: 
<a href="/docs/minutes123.htm">Minutes</a>

Absolute page link: 
<a href="http://www.university.edu/docs/minutes123.htm">Minutes</a>

Relative image link: 
<img src="/images/logo.gif">

Absolute image link: 
<img src="http://www.university.edu/images/logo.gif">

What does that mean to you?  If the headers or footers that you have told DATES! to use don't work, look at them closely. They probably contain relative links, which only work from your server, not from the DATES! server. To make them work, turn them into absolute links by putting the URL of your main web site in front of them. 

For example, if your header has an image link to <img src="/images/logo.gif">, and your institution's main home page is at "http://www.company.com", then try changing the header for DATES! so that it says <img src="http://www.company.com/images/logo.gif">.

If your link does not have a slash just after the first quote mark, e.g., <img src="images/logo.gif">, then that may mean there are one or more folder names that have to be added between your main home page URL and the "images/logo.gif." You can't tell what these are from looking just at the HTML, so your best bet is this next step: 

If you continue to have trouble with headers and footers, first print out this page and use it to talk with your own web master about the HTML that you're including in your headers and footers. Whether that helps or not, by all means contact tech support at Hardy Systems and ask about it. You might want to include the header or footer HTML in your email as well. 

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