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.html webpage upload into EBAY lising

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How can an html webpage (like the format http://"home.anything.net/name/file.html") be typed into EBAY’s website to upload successfully in their listing? ($50 if you give me an answer and it works on listing at EBAY)
Submitted: 11 years ago.
Category: Computer
Expert:  Jason replied 11 years ago.

I'm assuming that you mean you want ebay to load a specific webpage when it shows your listing.  Probably the easiest way to do this is to save the page "http://"home.anything.net/name/file.html" as a text .txt file using MS word or similar program.  to do this, save the page onto your computer as ?????.html.  Then open that file with MS word, and choose save as, then at the bottom of the save box it says "save as type" choose .txt  Then when doing your ebay listing just open the .txt file, then copy and paste the code into your description.  Let me know if this works for you.

Customer: replied 11 years ago.
Reply to Jason's Post: Hi,
I tried that, but just doesn't work for whatever reason. I'll give you an example. Here is a page on my website that is a tester: http://home.comcast.net/~p.pen/fff.html
I'm unsure how I can place that page in an EBAY listing in order for it to show successfully. I've tried copying the 'html' text that is associated with that webpage into the EBAY listing, but no luck.
I tried saving it as a text file (used WordPerfect and also tried Ulead Photoimpact) then tried sending that text file to my website, hoping it would show the "html" text, but nothing.
If you can figure i out, cool!
Regards
Expert:  Eric replied 11 years ago.

 On Step 2 of Sell your item form, you can actually select 'enter your own HTML tab'
This way you can simply copy and paste your HTML into the description box. And that will load the page.  Simply click on Preview description link below the description box


That's it! You can actually preview your HTML page




Expert:  Jason replied 11 years ago.

 Ok, so you really just have images that you want to show up in your item description, so this is what you need to do.  Wherever on your description you want the picture to appear, top, middle, bottom, put this line of code in


<img src="http://home.comcast.net/~p.pen/fff.html">


The part in quotes can be changed to the address of the file you want to use, but you do need the quotes in there.


If this does not work for pictures with the .html extension, just save the pictures to your site as .jpg, maybe in a separate folder, and it will work fine.

 
Customer: replied 11 years ago.
Reply to Jason's Post: Hi,
No, it's not just images, but if you click that image you will see it links to another location. I just sent that one as an example. What I'm trying to do is upload the page (with items that have links), or figure out the html text format to pull it up. A little tricker than I thought. I list straight images fine, but don't know how to list an entire page that successfully shows the images and the links they have. I've tried the <img src........> thing already, and it doesn't work. Regards
Customer: replied 11 years ago.
Reply to Eric's Post: Hi,
I actually tried that already, but no luck. Doesn't read it for whatever reson. I think that spot only accept jpg's and gif's. My problem is that I have an .html page, where the images have links. I'll give you an example of a dummy one I just set up. Click the image and you'll be forwarded to another location. I'm trying to figre out how I can get the below address put on EBAY successfully. Regards

http://home.comcast.net/~p.pen/fff.html
Expert:  Joseph Barcus replied 11 years ago.
do you have a web host? if you do you must do it this way <a href>="http://###.###.###.###" < ip address or web page
Expert:  Joseph Barcus replied 11 years ago.
or like this <a href>=http://"home.anything.net/name/file.html"
Expert:  Joseph Barcus replied 11 years ago.
forgot one tag <a href>=http://"home.anything.net/name/file.html">
Expert:  Joseph Barcus replied 11 years ago.
make sure the file is correct with where you have it stored. if <a href>=http:// dont work add it like this <a href>="http://home.anything.net/name/file.html">
Customer: replied 11 years ago.
Reply to Joseph Barcus's Post: Hi,
I actually tried that already, but doesn't work fo whatever reason. The file is savd fine and appears fine when viewd on it's own, but no luck coding for EBAY sale. I'll give a dummy example (it's not just a pic. If you move your mouse over the picture you'll see it has a link). Just don't know how to code in the EBAY auction so the page shows.

http://home.comcast.net/~p.pen/fff.html

Thanks and Regards
Expert:  Joseph Barcus replied 11 years ago.
when your doing your listing are you in the html listing page, i sell on ebay and post files all the time. try this <a href="http://home.comcast.net/~p.penn/fff.html"><font color=blue>click here
Customer: replied 11 years ago.
Reply to Joseph Barcus's Post: yeah,
I tried that also, no luck. Darn EBAY. KNow of any format besides html at the ending which stil allows links? I'e never had problems inputting jpg's or gif's, but this html has been a problem. Wonder if there some other format like it?
Expert:  Joseph Barcus replied 11 years ago.
have you tried it without the html at the end, i mainly use mp3 files. i have also learned that there cant be any spaces in your links and sometimes i drove myself crazy until i found a space i didnt know was there. try your link without the html end just a thought.
Expert:  xarqi replied 11 years ago.
I think the answer is that it can't (which is why this is a free
post).

I took a look at eBay, and certainly, you can include HTML in
your listings (with some restrictions), but there is no facility for
uploading or including HTML from another source.

You can copy the HTML from one file, and paste in as you
post your listing. I understand that you have tried this without
success, however. Did you include the entire contents of
the source file, for instance:
Quote:

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01
Transitional//EN">
<html>
<head>
<meta content="text/html; charset=ISO-8859-1"
http-equiv="content-type">
<title>fff</title>
</head>
<body>
<a href="http://www.ebay.com"><img alt=""
src="Cifonelligray1.jpg"
style="border: 0px solid ; width: 436px; height: 458px;"></a>
</body>
</html>

to use the example you gave?

If so, I may be able to see your problem. Can you please
confirm what it is that you actually pasted into your listing?
Expert:  Jason replied 11 years ago.

 Ok, I'm using the code from the example webpage, the one with the jacket (http://home.comcast.net/~p.pen/fff.html).


Try typing this code, or copy/paste,  into the description box when you are listing the item, make sure you have html enabled in the check box on step 2 of the ebay listing process.


 


<A href="http://www.ebay.com/"><IMG


style="BORDER-RIGHT: 0px solid; BORDER-TOP: 0px solid; BORDER-LEFT: 0px solid; WIDTH: 436px; BORDER-BOTTOM: 0px solid; HEIGHT: 458px"


alt="" src="fff_files/Cifonelligray1.jpg"></A>


 


http://www.ebay.com is the link the picture is pointing to, and can be changed to any url you want the picture to link to.


fff_files/Cifonelligray1.jpg is the location of the picture file and needs to be changed to the actual url of the picture file on your website, note the whole url must be there. Ex.  http://home.comcast.net/~p.pen/fff_files/Cifonelligray1.jpg


You should be able to use this code interchangeably just by changing the url's, so you can use it for other items too.  Another note, if you do use it for other items, you must make sure the code properly displays the correct resolution of the new items picture.  To change this just put the new resolutions into the code where it says width and height, note the numbers in the above example are 436 and 458, swith these numbers with the new picures numbers.

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