I've got a problem with not being able to edit Template Properties on our test sites we host on HTTPS servers. I've narrowed down the problem to Contribute CS4 ignoring the website root configuration when it looks for the Templates folder. For example, say you have a site hosted at the following address:
Contribute is configured to know your site is in /yourfolder/, but for whatever reason, when you open or create a page, and Contribute reads the InstanceBegin template="/Templates/file.dwt" tag at the beginning of HTML documents, it looks for a Templates folder at the HTTP server root, not in /yourfolder/. This prevents Contribute from loading the template while editing a document, and any attempt to edit Template Properties will yield the infamous "Unable to set template properties" dialog box.
Has anyone else had this problem?
No breakthrough, I'm afraid. I believe my office's IT people have filed a ticket through their channels to get directly to Adobe. In the meantime, we host our dev sites on folders that are password-protected via .htaccess, but host them on non-secure HTTP servers.
I filed a case with Adobe last week and they've escalated it to sr. product engineers. So far level 2s that have researched it think it's a CS4 bug and have sent it to level 3's for confirmation/workaround. Will keep you posted.