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John Fistere
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I was making a minor change to our website, and suddenly the home page, index.htm is blank.  It looks OK in DreamWeaver but when I checked with WS_FTP Pro, it is zero length.  The local file size is 9 KB.  Using WS_FTP I changed the local0 name temporarily from index.htm to index.html, and copied it to the server.  I now have two zero length files, index.htm and index.html published.  The website is http://www.sandiegofestivalchorus.org.  The other parts of the website work, such as http://www.sandiegofestivalchorus.org/about.htm, http://www.sandiegofestivalchorus.org/events.htm, and
http://www.jfistere.the-dreaming.net/SDFC/VideoMoments.htm (different server).

In case space on the server was a problem, I removed a large .ppt file from the server.  I was still unable to publish or copy a file there.

Our concert is coming up this Sunday and we need our website!  Help needed urgently!

Thanks,
John Fistere
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Post the source for the page please.
John FistereEngineer, retired

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Here you are:


<html>

<head>
<meta name="GENERATOR" content="Microsoft FrontPage 5.0">
<meta name="ProgId" content="FrontPage.Editor.Document">
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=windows-1252">
<title>SD Festival Chorus</title>
<style type="text/css">
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	font-size: medium;
}
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	font-style: italic;
}
.style11 {	text-align: center;
}
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}
.style4 {	font-size: x-large;
	font-family: "Brush Script MT";
}
.style5 {	font-family: "Monotype Corsiva";
	font-size: x-large;
}
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	font-weight: bold;
}
.style21 {	font-size: medium;
}
.style41 {	font-size: x-large;
}
.Medium {
	font-size: medium;
}
.x-large {
	font-size: xx-large;
}
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</style>
</head>

<body>

<!-- Begin Table -->
<TABLE BORDER="0" CELLPADDING="0" CELLSPACING="0" WIDTH="974" HEIGHT="196">
  <TR> 
    <TD ROWSPAN="1" COLSPAN="6" HEIGHT="48"> 
    <IMG NAME="header0" SRC="images/header_1x1.jpg" BORDER="0" width="760" height="48"></TD>
  </TR>
  <TR> 
    <TD ROWSPAN="1" COLSPAN="3" HEIGHT="29"> 
    <IMG NAME="header1" SRC="images/header_2x1.jpg" BORDER="0" width="61" height="29"></TD>
    <TD ROWSPAN="1" COLSPAN="2" HEIGHT="29"> <A HREF="index.htm" TARGET="_top"  onMouseOver="if(document.images) document.header2.src='../images/header_over_2x2.jpg';" 
		 onMouseOut="if(document.images) document.header2.src='../images/header_2x2.jpg';" 
		><IMG NAME="header2" SRC="images/header_2x2.jpg" BORDER="0" ALT="home" width="221" height="29"></A></TD>
    <TD ROWSPAN="1" COLSPAN="1" WIDTH="478" HEIGHT="29"> 
    <IMG NAME="header3" SRC="images/header_2x3.jpg" BORDER="0" width="478" height="29"></TD>
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  <TR> 
    <TD ROWSPAN="1" COLSPAN="2" HEIGHT="29"> 
    <IMG NAME="header4" SRC="images/header_3x1.jpg" BORDER="0" width="43" height="29"></TD>
    <TD ROWSPAN="1" COLSPAN="2" HEIGHT="29"> <A HREF="events.htm" TARGET="_top"  onMouseOver="if(document.images) document.header5.src='../images/header_over_3x2.jpg';" 
		 onMouseOut="if(document.images) document.header5.src='../images/header_3x2.jpg';" 
		>
    <IMG NAME="header5" SRC="images/header_3x2.jpg" BORDER="0" ALT="events" width="143" height="29"></A></TD>
    <TD ROWSPAN="4" COLSPAN="2" HEIGHT="119"> 
      <div align="center"> 
        <h1><font size="5" face="Book Antiqua"><b><i>
        <!--webbot bot="Navigation" S-Type="banner" S-Orientation="horizontal" S-Rendering="graphics" startspan --><!--webbot bot="Navigation" i-checksum="0" endspan --></i></b></font><font size="5" face="Book Antiqua"><b><i>Welcome
        <!--webbot bot="Navigation" i-checksum="13241" endspan -->
to our website! </i></b></font></h1>
      </div>
    </TD>
  </TR>
  <TR> 
    <TD ROWSPAN="1" COLSPAN="1" WIDTH="32" HEIGHT="29"> 
    <IMG NAME="header6" SRC="images/header_4x1.jpg" BORDER="0" width="32" height="29"></TD>
    <TD ROWSPAN="1" COLSPAN="3" HEIGHT="29"> <A HREF="Members.htm" TARGET="_top"  onMouseOver="if(document.images) document.header7.src='../images/header_over_4x2.jpg';" 
		 onMouseOut="if(document.images) document.header7.src='../images/header_4x2.jpg';" 
		>
    <IMG NAME="header7" SRC="images/header_4x2.jpg" BORDER="0" ALT="members" width="154" height="29"></A></TD>
  </TR>
  <TR> 
    <TD ROWSPAN="1" COLSPAN="1" WIDTH="32" HEIGHT="29"> 
    <IMG NAME="header8" SRC="images/header_5x1.jpg" BORDER="0" width="32" height="29"></TD>
    <TD ROWSPAN="1" COLSPAN="3" HEIGHT="29"> <A HREF="Donations.htm" TARGET="_top"  onMouseOver="if(document.images) document.header9.src='../images/header_over_5x2.jpg';" 
		 onMouseOut="if(document.images) document.header9.src='../images/header_5x2.jpg';" 
		>
    <IMG NAME="header9" SRC="images/header_5x2.jpg" BORDER="0" ALT="support" width="154" height="29"></A></TD>
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  <TR> 
    <TD ROWSPAN="1" COLSPAN="1" WIDTH="32" HEIGHT="32"> 
    <IMG NAME="header10" SRC="images/header_6x1.jpg" BORDER="0" width="32" height="32"></TD>
    <TD ROWSPAN="1" COLSPAN="3" HEIGHT="32"> <A HREF="about.htm" TARGET="_top"  onMouseOver="if(document.images) document.header11.src='../images/header_over_6x2.jpg';" 
		 onMouseOut="if(document.images) document.header11.src='../images/header_6x2.jpg';" 
		>
    <IMG NAME="header11" SRC="images/header_6x2.jpg" BORDER="0" ALT="about us" width="154" height="32"></A></TD>
  </TR>
  <TR> 
    <TD WIDTH="32" HEIGHT="1">&nbsp;</TD>
    <TD colspan="3" HEIGHT="1" valign="top"> 
      <p>&nbsp;</p>
      <p>&nbsp;</p>
      <p class="style2"><a href="http://www.jfistere.the-dreaming.net/SDFC/VideoMoments.htm">Some Video Moments</a></p>
      <p class="style2"><font color="#666666"><a href="JoinTheChorus.htm"> Join the 
        Chorus</a></font></p>
      <p class="style2"><a href="our_next_performance.htm">Our Next 
        Performance</a></p>
      <p class="style1"><em> <a href="https://www.d2g-online.com/events/chorus/reg_tickets.cgi?event=11">Buy 
        Tickets</a></em>      </p>
      <p class="style2"> <a href="https://www.d2g-online.com/events/chorus/don_donation.cgi">Make a 
        Donation</a></p>
      <p class="style2"><font color="#666666"><a href="contact.htm">Contact Us</a></font></p>
<p style="line-height: 200%"><font size="2"><i> 
        <!--webbot bot="Navigation" S-Orientation="vertical" S-Rendering="html" S-Type="siblings" B-Include-Home="FALSE" B-Include-Up="FALSE" S-Btn-Nml="&lt;A HREF=&quot;#URL#&quot; TARGET=&quot;#TARGET#&quot;&gt;#LABEL#&lt;/A&gt;" S-Btn-Sel="&lt;U&gt;#LABEL#&lt;/U&gt;" S-Btn-Sep="&lt;br&gt;" S-Bar="Underlined" startspan --><!--webbot bot="Navigation" i-checksum="0" endspan -->
        </i></font>
    </TD>
    <TD colspan="2" HEIGHT="1"><p align="center"><font size="+2">We have been having a wonderful time learning 
        and developing as a chorus<br>
      under the direction of <a href="AVMostardo.htm"><br>
          Anthony V. Mostardo</a>, a master conductor, since <br>
        the Fall of 2001.&nbsp; He expects nothing but the best from us.&nbsp; <br>
        Our performances are in May and December of each year, and include guest 
        soloists and a symphony orchestra.</font></p>
      <h2 align="center"><a href="AJoyfulCelebration.html" target="_blank">A Joyful Celebration</a></h2>
<h2 align="center"><a href="CelebrationRegistration.html" target="_blank">A Joyful Celebration Registration Form</a></h2>
      <p align="center"><font size="+2">* * *</font>      </p>
      <h1 align="center"><font size="5" face="Book Antiqua" class="x-large"><b><i>Our December 2011 Performance! </i></b></font></h1>
      <p align="center" class="x-large"><font size="5" face="Book Antiqua"><b><i>We hope to see you there</i></b></font><font size="5" face="Book Antiqua"><b><i>! </i></b></font><br>
  </p>
<hr>
      <p align="center" class="style4"><a href="FriendOfTheChorus.htm">Become 
      a Friend of the San Diego Festival Chorus</a></p>
<p align="center" class="style3">&nbsp;</p>
      <p align="center"><img src="images/Collage3.jpg" alt="Collage" width="720" height="576" border="0"></p>
      <p class="style11"><font size="+1">Our thanks to everyone who joined us for 
        our<br>
        May 15, 2011 concert, </font></p>
      <div class="style11">
        <p>&nbsp;</p>
        <p><font size="5">Famous Grand Opera Choruses</font><font size="+1"><br>
          <br>
          from Faust, Cavalleria Rusticana, Carmen, The Magic Flute, Lakm</font>&eacute;<font size="+1">, Tannh</font>&auml;<font size="+1">user, <br>
          Prince Igor, Boris Godunov, The Barber of Seville and Rigoletto</font></p>
<p><span class="style1"></span></p>
        <p><font size="5">The Best of Stephen Sondheim</font><font size="+1"><br>
          <br>
          Selections from his Popular Musicals</font></p>
        <p><span class="style1"></span></p>
      </div>
      <p align="center"><font size="+2"><i>We welcome your <a href="mailto:SDFC@cox.net"> comments</a>!</i></font></p>
      <p align="center"><a href="https://www.d2g-online.com/events/chorus/don_donation.cgi"> <font size="5"><b>Click here to m</b><b>ake a 
        donation!</b></font></a><br>
      </p>
      <p></p>
    </TD>
  </TR>
  <TR> 
    <TD WIDTH="32" HEIGHT="1">&nbsp;</TD>
    <TD colspan="5" HEIGHT="1">&nbsp;</TD>
  </TR>
  <TR>
    <TD WIDTH="32" HEIGHT="1">&nbsp;</TD>
    <TD WIDTH="11" HEIGHT="1">&nbsp;</TD>
    <TD WIDTH="18" HEIGHT="1">&nbsp;</TD>
    <TD WIDTH="130" HEIGHT="1">&nbsp;</TD>
    <TD WIDTH="306" HEIGHT="1">&nbsp;</TD>
    <TD WIDTH="478" HEIGHT="1"> 
      <p align="right"><font size="-2" color="#666666">Copyright © 2002-2010 San Diego Festival Chorus.<br>
        All rights reserved.</font></p>
    </TD>
  </TR>
  <TR> 
    <TD WIDTH="32" HEIGHT="1"> <IMG NAME="blank" SRC="images/blank.gif" WIDTH="32" HEIGHT="1" BORDER="0"></TD>
    <TD WIDTH="11" HEIGHT="1"> <IMG NAME="blank" SRC="images/blank.gif" WIDTH="11" HEIGHT="1" BORDER="0"></TD>
    <TD WIDTH="18" HEIGHT="1"> <IMG NAME="blank" SRC="images/blank.gif" WIDTH="18" HEIGHT="1" BORDER="0"></TD>
    <TD WIDTH="130" HEIGHT="1"> <IMG NAME="blank" SRC="images/blank.gif" WIDTH="125" HEIGHT="1" BORDER="0"></TD>
    <TD WIDTH="306" HEIGHT="1"> <IMG NAME="blank" SRC="images/blank.gif" WIDTH="96" HEIGHT="1" BORDER="0"></TD>
    <TD WIDTH="478" HEIGHT="1"> <IMG NAME="blank" SRC="images/blank.gif" WIDTH="478" HEIGHT="1" BORDER="0"></TD>
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</TABLE>
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</body>

</html>

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John FistereEngineer, retired

Author

Commented:
Bear in mind that this is the local code.  It becomes zero length on the server.

John
John FistereEngineer, retired

Author

Commented:
As a test, I copied different 6KB file to the server using WS_FTP Pro, and it zeroed out the file on the server.  (It was a file I didn't care about.)

John
Fixer of Problems
Most Valuable Expert 2014
Commented:
I think you need to call your hosting company and see what's going on.
John FistereEngineer, retired

Author

Commented:
I was on the phone simultaneously with our conversation.  A couple of humongous files had found their way to the server, and my quota was exceeded.  Deleted them and problem solved.  He solved the problem before I saw your message.  How should I close this discussion?

John
John FistereEngineer, retired

Author

Commented:
... on the phone with the server administrator...
Top Expert 2013

Commented:
It is probably blank because there is  an HTML comment in the styles.

<style type="text/css">
<!--

CSS uses /*  ...  */  for comments

Try getting rid of the <!-- And  --> inside the style the and re-upload


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Dave BaldwinFixer of Problems
Most Valuable Expert 2014

Commented:
<!-- And  --> are not problems but they are left over from when you had to put CSS in comment tags for old browsers.  I still use that method without problems... too lazy to change what comes up automatically in my editor.
John FistereEngineer, retired

Author

Commented:
It was a disk quota problem.  How should I close the question when the problem was solved by the server admin?
Dave BaldwinFixer of Problems
Most Valuable Expert 2014

Commented:
I think you can just have it deleted.  Or select your comment ID:37240490 as the solution if you want it kept in the database.
Top Expert 2013

Commented:
Or you could give the points to Dave for suggesting you call the host.:^)



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