Topic "corrupt .htm files?"

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ftpuser99
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hey all, i just started using ftpclient but i noticed that when i transfer files onto my domain, the .htm files almost always get corrupt (IE when i edit them in FtpClient, they only display "<" and not my code, and when viewed online, they're a bunch of "?" marks and other random symbols.)

why are my files becoming corrupt when i transfer them? i can later edit them on my domain when they're corrupt, but it's a hassle to keep doing that.

ALSO, .htm vs .html? advantages/disadvantages?

thank you!
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martin
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What ftpclient are you using?
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ftpuser99
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oh, sorry! i'm using WinSCP.
W.Ed.
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ftpuser99 wrote:
hey all, i just started using ftpclient but i noticed that when i transfer files onto my domain, the .htm files almost always get corrupt (IE when i edit them in FtpClient, they only display "<" and not my code, and when viewed online, they're a bunch of "?" marks and other random symbols.)

why are my files becoming corrupt when i transfer them? i can later edit them on my domain when they're corrupt, but it's a hassle to keep doing that.


thank you!


First, try binary transfers.
Then ?check encoding? of your pages.

ftpuser99 wrote:


ALSO, .htm vs .html? advantages/disadvantages?


.html is just full name of HyperText Markup Language
.htm was for compatibility with old filesystems with 8.3 filenames (8 chars for name and 3 for extension)
ftpuser99
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"check encoding"? how do I do this?

also, a few people have told me that when they visit my page all they see is a blank white page. is this maybe because it's an .htm page and not a .html page?

thank you!
martin
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Can you give us an address of the pages you are having problem with?
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