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Web Folder and Containers in FM Pro 10.0v3

Question asked by JamesMeiss on Nov 9, 2009
Latest reply on Nov 10, 2009 by TSGal


Web Folder and Containers in FM Pro 10.0v3

Description of the issue

FileMaker Product(s) involved:FileMaker Pro 10.0v3,Instant Web Publishing Operating System(s) involved:Mac  OS 10.6.1 Detailed description of the issue:I have a database using Instant Web Publishing that I can view on the web. One field is a container field that contains a relative link to a pdf file.The pdf file is stored in the folder     /Applications/Filemaker Pro 10/Web/which I believe is the "Web folder" referred to in the Instant Web Publishing guide.However, I cannot access this pdf file from my web browser (I get a 404 error).  Exact steps to reproduce the issue:1. Filemaker Pro 10.0v3 is running on a Mac Mini with Mac OS 10.6.12. Insert a relative link to "Read Me.pdf" in a container field from the "Web" folder inside the FMPro application folder.3. The database is shared via IWP using the default options (port 80) 4. Open Safari on a client Mac (10.6.1)5. Go to http://IPADDRESSOFSERVER6. Successfully login and view the database on Safari7. I see a "blue" ReadMe.pdf in my container field8. Double click on this. Expected Result:The pdf file will be found and openActual Result: I get the message  HTTP 404: not found   The requested file was not found at this location.  /Read Me.pdf   Any additional configuration information/troubleshooting that is relevant to the issue:The link in the http file seems to be (view by "Inspect element" in Safari):  Read Me.pdf Not sure where the "root" directory is for FMPro, but I thought it was supposed to be "Web" in the FMPro Application folder.The Web folder has permissions:  drwxrwxr-x   4 Admin   staff     136 Nov  8 12:19 WebThe file has permissions -rwxrwxr-x@  1 Admin   staff   216378 Jun 18 19:29 Read Me.pdf The application log says:   2009-11-09 12:41:20 -0700 FM Web Publishing - - wpc1 Error: 404The access.log says: - - 2009-11-09 12:39:16 -0700 "/fmi/conf/config.wpc" 200 2055   MYIPADDRESS:25046 - - 2009-11-09 12:41:20 -0700 "/Read Me.pdf" 404 690  Are my permissions wrong? Is the "Web" folder supposed to be named something else?