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I am having a problem posting to my boards thru use of my phone, a TREO 680. I thought the problem was a mod but after removing the mod, the problem still exists. I have consulted phpBB and i was infomed it was server side or phone side. I want to try and see if it is server side since there are very few sites i have issues with. The error i get when trying to post either a post or a PM is...

 

>An appropriate representation of the requestd resource /forums/posting.php could not be founs on this server

or

>An appropriate representation of the requestd resource /forums/privmsg.php could not be founs on this server

 

How can i isolate the problem with this issue?

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im lost on that...how do i check?

 

 

The "path" is the location of the files. The error says "/forums/posting.php" which says the file is located in a sub-folder (called forums) below your current location. This is called a relative path, it assumes you are always in the correct location and it saves in file size by not having to use all the characters of the full path.

 

This error happens when you change code and move to a new folder/location and the "forums" folder is no longer 1 level below. To correct this you can use the full path in the code or find out what code moved your location and move back.

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oh thats what you meant by path. All of that is fine. I thought you were refering to something more technical. The files are in public_html/forums. So that is fine

 

Well not exactly fine. The files may be there but you are not. The "code" is saying move down one folder (called "forums") from your current location and get a file called posting.php. If you are not currently at the root directory of your domain it will not find the forums folder to be able to get the file. Sometimes the simple addition of ".." to the begining of the path will correct the problem.

 

"../forums/posting.php"

 

The dot, dot will bring you back to the root before going down into the "forums" folder to find the file.

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i hat to say it but i am not sure what i should do. On the ftp, i thought the forums rot had to be listed under public_html. I dont understand how to do this change or what i should be changed for that matter. Also how does this effect the fact that this problem only surfaces from a phone and not a normal computer?

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If you are able to post through your desktop browser you should be able to do it with your Treo as well. Can you post through your desktop browser?

 

What browser are you using on your Treo? Sounds like the environment is not being set the same. Have you cleared your cache on your Treo's browser? Have you tried another browser on your Treo?

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i can do just about everything on my phone. I just cant post on my forums. I can post on most all other forums. Not all tho. I probably could post here if i could remain logged in. But on these forums i am typing in right now...when i loggin, the redirect say i am logged in but when i am redirected...i am no longer logged in.

 

What i plan to do today is get a copy of the fresh phpBB 2.0.22 files and see if puting them in can fix it

 

oh and yes i can post from a computer...the only place that is effected is the phone

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Not sure exactly what a Treo is :) but does this happen for just your website or does it happen on overs as well.

 

I think it was mentioned before that it could be an enviroment problem with sessions, I know the up to date versions of phpbb2 use session ids vigilintly.

 

Tr another forum if you can and that should determine whether it is a browser or coding problem.

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First of all, please no need to bump threads. We do read every post even though it might take a little time while we try to come up with answers. :)

 

This is just an idea, but what if you set another forum on your site and try if this happens on this forum too? And possibly testing with another phone too?

 

Does the problem occur on the test forum?

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Might be worth checking through your configuration on the phpbb2 admin panel.

 

Try these:

Domain name: www.yoursite.com

Script path: /forums (no trailing slash)

 

Cookie domain: www.yoursite.com

Cookie name: yoursite

Cookie path: /

Cookie secure: Disabled

Session length: 3600

 

Give it a try and let us know.

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Domain name = had no "www." on it

Script path = had the ending slash

Cookie Domain = was blank

cookie name = was phpbb2mysql

All else was same

 

I changed what was mentioned in that post and it still doesnt work. This is something that is isolated to use from phones. My wife's 8125 cant do it either and hers has windows mobile. So i know its isolated to phones only and both phones have cookies enabled even after this change.

 

Now Thomas, are you refering to another seperate forums file on the homepage and try using a un touched fresh download from phpbb? To do this do i just add another forums folder (named different) to the public_html folder?

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Now Thomas, are you refering to another seperate forums file on the homepage and try using a un touched fresh download from phpbb? To do this do i just add another forums folder (named different) to the public_html folder?

 

Yes, thats exactly what I mean. Set up a folder called test and install a fresh copy of phpbb in that folder and then with your phone try go to to tregonia.net/test and see what happens.

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  • 5 weeks later...

Bumping threads is against our forum rules.

 

Sorry that you are unable to post on your mobile but apparently nobody has a solution for you. What browser are you using on your phone? I assume you are using Blazer that came with the Treo. Maybe you should try Opera Mini and see if you have the same results. You will also need to install Java (IBM Websphere) on your Treo to get Opera to work.

 

Another thing you may want to look for is a mobile interface to your forums.

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I recently lost my old phone and replaced it with a suedo-pda phone with Windows Mobile 6 on it.

I use the standard IE that came in the phone.

My forum on my website is SMF.

 

I can open view and view boards and posts on TCH forum and my own.

On both forums, I can open a form to post but get the same error when I try to send it:

 

NOT ACCEPTABLE. APPROPRIATE REPRESENTATION OF THE REQUESTED RESOURCE

/forum/index.php COULD NOT BE FOUND ON THIS SERVER.

 

Since I can read/post from home and work machines on both forums, I assumed it is a limitation of the browser in my pda.

You could also have the same problem.

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  • 1 month later...

Well i completed my update to php Gold and it seemed to have fixed this issue. I am about to head to the php forums to my thread there and inform those that the phpscripting was the culprit all along.....even tho they said it was the host :)

 

Now Samrc...you dont use php, but our error is basically the same. I would inform them that this is an error in the scripting somewhere. My upgrade from phpBB 2.0.22 to 3.0 fixed my issue

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