Automation and scheduling of FrontPage publishing using Python

andrew.arobert at andrew.arobert at
Sun Sep 2 03:57:03 CEST 2007

On Sep 1, 3:19 am, Lawrence D'Oliveiro <l... at geek-
central.gen.new_zealand> wrote:
> In message <mailman.255.1188630271.28954.python-l... at>, Steve
> Holden wrote:
> > Lawrence D'Oliveiro wrote:
> >> If they were using FrontPage extensions, they deserve everything they
> >> get.
> > While possibly justifiable, given that FrontPage has had holes you could
> > drive a London double-decker but through since time immemorial, it isn't
> > a terribly helpful observation.
> Just to remove any possible doubt: FrontPage must die.
> But if you want that expressed in less confrontational, more
> customer-friendly words, how about this:
> They need to engage the services of an expensive consultant or two, who will
> bill them lots of hours working out an approach which may involve migrating
> to a technology with better long-term prospects, or simply stitching
> together a Frankenhack or two to eke a bit more life out of their existing
> system, until it finally collapses altogether.
> Either way, they need to spend the folding stuff, and lots of it. Asking for
> help on a forum where people are more liable to throw brainpower rather
> than money at problems, is a waste of time.


Yes.. I know all about Front Page's issues and would be one of the
first to say it should be abandoned.

Regrettably it is a situation I have been "drafted" into.

Management knows I do a lot of work with WebSphere MQSeries and
WebSphere Application server.

They saw the "web" in those and figured I would be the perfect
resource for solving their problem.

In any case, convincing management and our so-called web developers to
stop using the extensions is an up-hill struggle at best.

I am working that angle but my expectations are low so I figured I
would pose the question here.

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