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  • Started 20 years ago by kirbydw
  • Latest reply 20 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?


    Posted 20 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:


    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 20 years ago #

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