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  • Started 7 months ago by James
  • Latest reply 7 months ago from James
  • James Member

    I am a college student in a web design class, using Fetch to upload files to their server (dunx1.irt.drexel.edu). The "~" symbol in the URL keeps showing up as a hex code, even after I change it ("option," WebView). I can cut and paste the URL from Fetch into a browser and see the index.html file, but when I change it to "~" it reverts back to the hex. I need to use this symbol so that other students and my instructor can find the page.

    Is there a keyboard setting somewhere that I have missed?

    Posted 7 months ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    Hi,

    Does the URL work with the hex code instead of the ~?

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 7 months ago #

  • James Member

    It does, kind of. When I open my index.html file in Web View it works like a champ. When I cut and paste that URL into a different browser window it also works. However, my public_html folder address - where the index file is located -does not and I was under the impression that "index.html" is implied.

    BTW, thank you for the quick response!

    Posted 7 months ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    Hi,

    What does the public_html folder address look like? You're right that if a URL does not specify a filename then index.html is implied.

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 7 months ago #

  • James Member

    The public_html looks like this:

    http://www.pages.drexel.edu/%7Ejpb355/

    When I cut and paste, or look at the folder in Web View, it comes up with an error 403 code (forbidden: you don't have access).

    James

    Posted 7 months ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    Hi,

    Is it possible that the permissions on your public_html folder, or your index.html file, are set incorrectly?

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 7 months ago #

  • James Member

    I have the permissions for all folders set to 755, and all files to 644 per the instructions given by the host server help desk. These have been verified through the "Get Info" button in Fetch. Is there an alternative to these hex equivalents that I should try?

    James

    Posted 7 months ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    Hi,

    Those permissions should be correct. I would ask the host server help desk to take a look at your account, and see if they can tell why you are getting that error.

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 7 months ago #

  • James Member

    Thanks, Jim. I also believe that I have eliminated Fetch as the culprit, but I wanted to make sure.
    James

    Posted 7 months ago #

  • James Member

    Jim,

    Just to let you know (and others who may have the same problem) this was my own knuckle-headed error. My index file was incorrectly named with a capital "I" as in "Index.html" instead of "index.html." I'm not sure how that gave me a "Forbidden" error code, but it's working now.

    Thank you so much for all of your time and effort!

    James

    Posted 7 months ago #

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