>4. Convert the old *.html pages to one-way bridge pages
>leading to the new index.shtml.
As I dont know what OS you are using on your server, it is
a little difficult to answer this question. I will therefore
give an example for UNIX / LINUX systems...
You can create something called a symbolic link, this is
basically a server side redirect, achived by creating a
symbolic file that points at a real file. You create your
symbolic link in by using the following command...
ln -s [index.shtml] [index.html]
I can happily guarentee this technique works perfectly,
because I have used it myself, to anyone going to your old
index.html file it would just appear that you have re-coded
If your using another OS you should be able to achive the
same results, I will help if I can, but obviously I dont
know all of them inside out, LINUX is the main system I use.
Hope this helped