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From: "J.A. Florian" <>
Subject: Re: [FreeHelp] Problem with a linked Download page
Date: Mon, 8 Feb 2010 17:58:51 -0500
I am probably not answering the question you asked but, if you don't want
anyone to see the contents (the list of directory items) in a folder, place
in each folder a page called "index.htm" or "index.html". That will keep
the public out of your internal folders and files. Also, without having an
index in a folder, if someone back-tracks to a folder in say this:
then they can see your tree structure only if they attempt to back up to any
folder marked by a slash at the end /
Second, you realize there is a typo in
http://longworth-district-history-scoiety.org.uk - society - you have
Third, (more on point to your question), the usual problem in links is
determining how many dot dot slash marks to use in the link. The easiest
way to figure it out when you are using one folder linked to one page is, if
you have one correct link, then look at the correct one carefully to see the
syntax, such as ../images/marine_life.html
a link of images/marine_life.html
is different from a link of ../images/marine_life.html
The number of sets of dot dot slash is determined by how far away a linked
folder sits from the page you are linking to. Since your files are in one
folder for download or opening, then each link on the navigation should have
--same number of sets of dot dot slash (meaning, if you used ../../ on one
file link, all others to that same folder would need 2 sets of dot dot slash
--the same folder name
--then the individual file name
Double-check your spelling. As hard as we try, mistakes do happen. Letters
get reversed when typing fast. One trick is, open a text editor (Windows
Notepad) and type in (or copy from Windows) the file name you want. Then
copy it from there into your link.
Double-check for TWO dots. If it has one dot, it won't work.
Double-check that every dot dot ONLY has ONE slash to go with it. It's so
easy to miss a simple thing.
Make sure you have the " quote mark in the right places -- those pesky quote
marks make messes if not in the right place(s).
Hopefully, something here will help you spot the problem.
On Mon, Feb 8, 2010 at 3:24 PM, Jill Muir <> wrote:
> Hi All,
> I am almost giving up hope of ever getting this right.
> I have on this website some downloads contained in a folder called download
> - http://longworth-district-history-scoiety.org.uk
> I have one file called rose-cumulative-index as pdf - this is OK.
> I have had one file called rose-cumulative-index as a .doc file, but have
> had to take this down as it was showing a completely different file called
> Cornwall when downloading from the web. This I have tried to adjust 5
> Tonight I deleted the file from the server, renamed the file
> cumulative-index to avoid confusion, uploaded to the server, renamed the
> file on the server and re-uploaded the website - but not the download
> though, as I already had this correct.
> Well you may have guessed it - when I went to check out the site, I clicked
> on the download for rose-cumulative-index as doc and downloaded this file
> called Cornwall......AGAIN!.
> So am I going completely batty or could something else be playing tricks.
> There are other websites on the server including a sister site, and that
> does deal with Cornwall, but there is NO file such as the one I was
> My best wishes, Jill
> Photographs of Welsh Chapels and Churches
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