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  • Started 9 years ago by tcianci
  • Latest reply 9 years ago from tcianci
  • tcianci Member

    When I upload files, Fetch inserts three characters at the very start of the file: Ôªø

    These characters will then appear at the top of the webpage when it opens. I'm reasonably certain that it's Fetch that's doing this. I use BBEdit to write the pages. I've loaded pages to a Yahoo-hosted site and a Fatcow-hosted site, and the same characters appear before the <!DOCTYPE> tag on the uploaded files. When I use FTP Thingy to upload, no characters are inserted.

    How do these characters get inserted? More important, how do I get it to stop? Anyone have an idea?

    Thanks,
    Terry

    Posted 9 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    Could you upload a file, then choose "View Text File" from the Remote menu, and see if the funny characters appear? If they do choose "Fetch Transcript" from the Window menu and post the contents of that window.

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 9 years ago #

  • tcianci Member

    I reloaded my index.html file, and the strange characters returned. Here's the contents of the Fetch Transcript:

    fetch 4.0.3 System 0x1038 Serial FETCHFL001-8PT6-T0JA TR
    Connecting to ftp.fatcow.com port 21 (4/6/05 9:35:49 PM)
    220 FatCow FTP Server ready
    USER heirlo
    331 Password required for heirlo.
    PASS
    230 User heirlo logged in.
    SYST
    215 UNIX Type: L8
    PWD
    257 "/" is current directory.
    MACB ENABLE
    500 MACB not understood
    PWD
    257 "/" is current directory.
    PASV
    227 Entering Passive Mode (65,254,254,34,233,52)
    LIST
    150 Opening ASCII mode data connection for file list
    -rw-r--r-- 1 heirlo www 2307 Apr 5 21:37 barn.html
    drwxr-xr-x 2 heirlo www 4096 Oct 7 2004 cgi-bin
    -rw-r--r-- 1 heirlo www 4481 Apr 5 21:37 daycamp.html
    -rw-r--r-- 1 heirlo www 1957 Apr 5 21:37 diningHall.html
    -rw-r--r-- 1 heirlo www 2750 Apr 5 21:37 directions.html
    -rw-r--r-- 1 heirlo www 3397 Apr 6 17:55 index.html
    226 Transfer complete.
    PASV
    227 Entering Passive Mode (65,254,254,34,233,77)
    STOR index.html
    150 Opening ASCII mode data connection for index.html
    226 Transfer complete.
    Upload complete at 4/6/05 9:36:10 PM
    SIZE index.html
    213 3397
    MDTM index.html
    213 20050407013600
    PASV
    227 Entering Passive Mode (65,254,254,34,233,123)
    RETR index.html
    150 Opening ASCII mode data connection for index.html
    226 Transfer complete.
    PWD
    257 "/" is current directory.

    Posted 9 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    Could you email the file and the URL of your site to bugs at fetchsoftworks dot com? I'd like to see if I can reproduce the problem.

    Also, do you have any 3rd party Internet security software installed (such as Norton Personal Firewall)?

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 9 years ago #

  • tcianci Member

    It looks like the problem is somewhere other than Fetch. I use BBEdit as my editor, and these characters don't show up when the file is opened with BBEdit. But when the file is opened with TextEdit from the File>Open... command with Ignore Rich Text Commands checked, there they are.

    I edited these characters out with TextEdit, saved them, and uploaded them with Fetch, and they now load clean. I may have copied them in somehow, and BBedit isn't showing them to me. Strange! At least I now know that Fetch isn't the culprit (perhaps just another example of my coding ineptitude!).

    Thanks, Jim, for your assistance.

    Terry

    Posted 9 years ago #

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