I developed a site in Dreamweaver for clients who will use Contribute. The XML data on the site is created in Excel spreadsheets and exported as XML files. FTP is used to put the updated file on the remote server. This works great in Dreamweaver, not so much in Contribute. Contribute does not allow XML files to be copied. Editing XML in Contribute is not an option. Is there anyway an XML file can be FTP'd, overwriting an existing file in Contribute? Thanks in advance for your help.
Can you try Publish File from my Computer option, to publish the XML file to your remote server? In Contribute, select File -> Publish File from My Computer menu option, select the XML file you want to publish. Now, select the website to which you want to publish. After selecting the website, then, you can select to which folder in your website, you can publish the file to.
Hope this helps.
These are the steps I originally took. This produces a message that an XML file cannot be copied to the server. I was looking for a work around to this problem. I've converted my XML files to CSV files and I am able to these files to the server. But, I would still like to be able use XML.
There is another workaround, create a blank web page, select Link -> File from my computer, and select the XML file you want to publish. When you publish the web page, publish to the folder where the old XML file you want to replace is. Now when you publish, it will ask you to replace the XML file. You can choose to replace the XML file, and click OK to publish the page.
You can delete the blank page from your website afterwards.
Though this is an awkward workaround, this is what I could think might help you. Hope this helps.
Thanks, this seems to be a not too unreasonable work around. Instead of a blank html file, I've created an html file in the XML directory that is used (and reused) to upload any XML file to that directory. The link in the upload.html file is updated to reflect the new/updated XML file to be uploaded. I put the instructions in the upload.html file. After the upload.html file is in Edit mode, there are seven steps, but even a very non-technical user can manage this as the same steps are repeated for each upload. I've listed the steps below.
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