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Hello, I have a WebDAV server running on Apache 2 and setup for a site in Contribute CS4. I can use this server with other WebDAV clients, including my OS X ftp program (Transmit) which has WebDAV support built in, as well as the OS X native WebDAV support through Connect to Server. Editing and creating files works great in other clients. However, in Contribute CS4 although Connection Test works fine, and I can connect to the WebDAV site and retrieve a file list. When I try to edit a file, though, Contribute shows the "Creating a draft of this ...

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    Default WebDAV: I can connect, but not check files out

    Hello,

    I have a WebDAV server running on Apache 2 and setup for a site in Contribute
    CS4. I can use this server with other WebDAV clients, including my OS X ftp
    program (Transmit) which has WebDAV support built in, as well as the OS X
    native WebDAV support through Connect to Server. Editing and creating files
    works great in other clients.

    However, in Contribute CS4 although Connection Test works fine, and I can
    connect to the WebDAV site and retrieve a file list. When I try to edit a file,
    though, Contribute shows the "Creating a draft of this page..." dialog, and
    sits on "Waiting for server..." for about a minute before failing. Trying to
    administer the site also fails.

    Checking my apache access log, I see:

    76.105.243.63 - hans [18/Dec/2008:23:03:35 -0700] "PROPFIND /webdav/index.html
    HTTP/1.1" 207 269 "-" "Contribute/3.0"
    76.105.243.63 - hans [18/Dec/2008:23:03:35 -0700] "PROPFIND
    /webdav/index.html/ HTTP/1.1" 400 226 "-" "Contribute/3.0"

    The error log shows:

    [Thu Dec 18 23:03:35 2008] [error] [client 76.105.243.63] Could not fetch
    resource information. [400, #0]
    [Thu Dec 18 23:03:35 2008] [error] [client 76.105.243.63] (2)No such file or
    directory: The URL contains extraneous path components. The resource could not
    be identified. [400, #0]

    Anyone have any ideas why it is trying to do a PROPFIND on /webdav/index.html/
    ? Any other tips for getting WebDAV working with Contribute CS4?

    Hans Friedrich Guest

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    Default Re: WebDAV: I can connect, but not check files out

    Interestingly, the errors above seem to be a little bit of a red herring. If I
    turn off "enable file check in and check out" in Dreamweaver then files can be
    downloaded, edited and uploaded perfectly. I can also create new files. As soon
    as I turn checkouts back on, it stops working. The errors above show up in the
    Apache server log even when this box is unchecked and yet everything works
    correctly. Because Contribute offers no option for editing without writing
    extra info files to the server it still won't work.

    The Dreamweaver log shows the following when I attempt to check out a file:

    Started: 12/19/08 6:25 PM

    Operation timed out. Cancelling...
    Operation timed out. Cancelling...
    /webdav/robots.txt - error occurred - An HTTP error occurred - cannot get
    robots.txt. Dreamweaver could not connect because the server is down or not
    accepting connections.

    File activity incomplete. 1 file(s) or folder(s) were not completed.

    Files with errors: 1
    /webdav/robots.txt

    Finished: 12/19/08 6:27 PM

    As I mentioned, when I turn off checkouts this whole process works correctly,
    and I can edit and create new files.


    Hans Friedrich Guest

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    Default Re: WebDAV: I can connect, but not check files out

    Hi,
    Seems like you have some permission problem in the server side, which is not allowing any application to create a .LCK file, whether it is Dreamweaver or Contribute.
    Thanks.
    Dominic Michael Guest

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