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  • Started 11 years ago by kirbydw
  • Latest reply 11 years ago from Jim Matthews
  • kirbydw Member

    Fetch isn't reflecting the online website I'm trying to upload to. It's putting capital letters where there aren't any, things that I k now aren't there because it's my website. The URL's are all wrong and when I upload something to the site. it doesn't actually go although Fetch tells me it's gone...and with a very wierd address starting with ftp://kirbydw:@margeryd...(etc...) with a lot of "%" signs and strange letters. It's hard to describe but it's a big problem. I'm just trying to put some picks online for an auction, but the URL it's giving me is all wrong. Can someone help me?

    kirby

    Posted 11 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    Fetch is giving you an FTP URL, but you need an HTTP URL (one that starts with http://). Unfortunately Fetch can't generate that for you -- it has no way of knowing how your web service provider has set things up. So you have to generate the correct HTTP URL manually. Usually it's a fairly simple process. The URL will typically look like:

    http://name-of-the-server/~username/filename

    But you may have to check with your service provider, because some of them do things differently.

    The % characters come from the fact that some characters (such as spaces) aren't allowed in URLs, so they get translated into % followed by two numbers (%20 means a space). You can avoid those by only using letters and numbers in your file names.

    I hope this helps,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 11 years ago #

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