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  • Started 8 years ago by 67randy
  • Latest reply 8 years ago from Jim Matthews
  • 67randy Member

    Do you guys have any idea why my index.html file appears only as a text file on my website? Is this an ISP problem or something I have once again done wrong? Thanks

    Posted 8 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi,

    Are you saying your HTML file shows up as HTML code instead of formatted text?

    Thanks,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 8 years ago #

  • 67randy Member

    I am not understand your termionology. If you go to my site you'll see what I mean: www.sherandoroses.com.

    Thanks again.

    Posted 8 years ago #

  • 67randy Member

    I can't believe I sent that last message. I'm really better at spelling and grammar than that!

    Posted 8 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi,

    First some background. HTML files, such as your index.html file, are really just text files with special codes in them that tell the web browsers how to format the text. When you look at www.sherandoroses.com, you'll see stuff in the text like <head> <h2 align="center">, etc - all those things in between angle brackets are the HTML codes.

    As I recall, you are using ClarisWorks to edit files. I'm guessing that you wanted to make some changes to the index.html file, opened it up in ClarisWorks, and saved it as HTML again. Is that correct?

    Unfortunately, while ClarisWorks can save files as HTML, it is not clever enough to realize when a file is HTML when you open it again - so after you save a file as HTML, the next time you open it in ClarisWorks, you'll see plain text with the HTML codes instead of the formatted text. And if you save the plain text as HTML from ClarisWorks, you will get an HTML file full of plain text instead of formatted text. That seems to be what's happened here.

    What you should do when you want to make changes is open the original ClarisWorks file (the one whose name ends in .cwk), make changes, and save it as HTML. Do not open the HTML file in ClarisWorks and save it.

    Do you still have the original ClarisWorks file that you used to create the index.html file? If so, open it up in ClarisWorks, make changes, and save it as HTML again.

    Hope this helps,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 8 years ago #

  • 67randy Member

    I haven't used ClarisWorks in years. I've been using AppleWorks. In the past I have made changes in my index.html file using AppleWorks. I then saved it in the AppleWorks format. I would then send (PUT) it via Fetch and the changes would be made at the site. Now the file gets to Fetch with index.html.cwk.sitx as its title. When I rename it as index.html, it still does not work. Why would this all of a sudden change? I simply don't understand. Sorry to be so dense.

    Posted 8 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi,

    I meant AppleWorks, sorry for the confusion.

    Try downloading the newly released Fetch 5.0.5 - this is a free update that you can get from http://fetchsoftworks.com - and try using it to upload your files.

    Let us know if you are still having a problem using Fetch 5.0.5 (we fixed a problem that might be affecting your uploads).

    Thanks,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 8 years ago #

  • 67randy Member

    I downloaded the Fetch update and, halleluia, Put the changes and you need to see what happened at my site: www.sherandoroses.com. What is interesting is that the changes were included but what's with all the extra garbage?

    I made the changes in the index.html.cwk file and saved the file as an html then uploaded. Thanks again.

    Posted 8 years ago #

  • 67randy Member

    Sorry. I looked at the site again and found that some changes were made but there are a lot of things in the body of the text which shouldn't be there. I see it didn't work as well as I thought it did.

    Posted 8 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    I'm not sure where that extra text is coming from -- it could indicate a problem with AppleWorks or that AppleWorks file. Could you email the index.html.cwk file to bugs at fetchsoftworks dot com?

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 8 years ago #

  • 67randy Member

    I tried sending this to fetchsoftworks.com but it was returned by Mailer Daemon as not a valid address.

    Posted 8 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    I'm not sure what the Mailer Daemon message was about, but I got your email, and sent a reply.

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 8 years ago #

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