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all your files should have this special extension already, and you shouldn't have any
problems. Table 20.1 lists the common file extensions that you should be using for your
files and multimedia.
TABLE 20.1
Common File Types and Extensions
.html , .htm
.jpg , .jpeg
Shockwave Flash
WAV Audio
MPEG Audio
MPEG Video
QuickTime Video
Portable Document Format
If you're using multimedia files on your site that aren't part of this list, you might need
to configure your server to handle that file type. You'll learn more about this issue later
in this lesson.
Publishing Your Files
Got everything organized? Then all that's left is to move everything to the server. After
your files have been uploaded to a directory that the server exposes on the Web, you're
officially published on the Web. That's all there is to putting your pages online.
Where's the appropriate spot on the server, however? You should ask your webmaster for
this information. Also, you should find out how to access that directory on the server,
whether it's just copying files, using FTP to put them on the server, or using some other
Moving Files Between Systems
If you're using a web server that has been set up by someone else, usually you'll have to
upload your web files from your system to theirs using FTP, SCP (secure copy), or some
other method. Although the HTML markup within your files is completely cross-
platform, moving the actual files from one type of system to another sometimes has its
drawbacks. In particular, be careful to do the following:
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