I've created similar topic in InDesign Server Developer forum section (http://www.adobeforums.com/webx/.59b70e8d). I post it here having hopes of possible solution in the range of scripting.
Company I work for is developing web application that processes InDesign documents (we use CS2 and CS3 servers).
We experience problem when users upload documents containing external links to some network paths and these network paths are inaccessible from our server. In this cases performance degrades drastically. For example document with 20 external links to network paths is opened by InDesignServer by 7 minutes, while the same document with external links to some local path is opened within 5 seconds.
I suggest that this degradation is caused by time InDesign Server is trying to access network path to check status of the link, as it can take a lot of time to assure that path is invalid.
Does anybody if I can do something via scripting to avoid that link lookup or make it shorted, and preserve that links in the same time?
> Does anybody if I can do something via scripting to avo id that link lookup
> or make it shorted, and preserve that links in the same time?
it's definitely a timeout problem. indesign tries to access these links.
i've the same problems with indesign desktop cs3 last occurrence with 5.0.3
haven't tested with 5.0.4.
haven't found a solution yet, but would greatly appreciate one!