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Old 1 Nov 2018, 12:20 PM   #1
fhapgood
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writing links to local files

For many years now I have been running a website on fastmail.fm.
This website lists events. Typically I include a link to the
sites sponsoring these events. For instance, if I am listing a
movie, I will include a link to the theater's website.

Occasionally events of interest are announced by email without a
link to a sponsoring website. In such cases I copy the email
into a text file in my fastmail.fm account and then add a link to
that file to the text on my website listing the event.

I use a folder for this purpose that I call "Abstracts". In the
past the link referred to above -- if memory serves, which it
might not -- might look something like this:
"http://fhapgood.fastmail.fm/Abstracts/xyz.pdf". This worked fine
for many years. Now it seems to have stopped working -- when I
compose a link and then click on it I get the error message "No
Page Found".

This error message is linked to a page called "How to set up a
website," which looks like exactly what I need, but even though I
am following the directions on this page to the best of my poor
ability I cannot seem to write a link that successfully opens the
file of interest.

I am doing something wrong but I cannot figure out what. I looks
to me as if I am doing what the page tells me, but obviously I am
not. There must have some kind of change, because what worked
once no longer does, but what? How do I find it? Where do I begin?
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Old 1 Nov 2018, 03:02 PM   #2
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I've looked at your folder in question and see 3 files there: 2 x PDF, 1 x txt.

All of them can be opened so that's all good.

You need to examine the links in your website that direct to these files.
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Old 1 Nov 2018, 05:51 PM   #3
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I can see the folder, its directory listing generated by the FM server, and the three files in it and download them all ok.

A link like: http://fhapgood.fastmail.fm/abstracts/alemi.pdf however will fail, because links need to use the exact names of both folder and file, and (foolishly in my view) you used mixed case names for both. That link would need to be: http://fhapgood.fastmail.fm/Abstracts/Alemi.pdf
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Old 1 Nov 2018, 11:18 PM   #4
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I can see the folder, its directory listing generated by the FM server, and the three files in it and download them all ok.

A link like: http://fhapgood.fastmail.fm/abstracts/alemi.pdf however will fail, because links need to use the exact names of both folder and file, and (foolishly in my view) you used mixed case names for both. That link would need to be: http://fhapgood.fastmail.fm/Abstracts/Alemi.pdf
Thanks. I tried to be careful about that very point, alas. But I am delighted that the fix was that simple. Thanks again.
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