Using adobe contribute on a rails project

we are currently trying to allow one of our clients to access and edit
some html files on their site via adobe's contribute.

the files live in the public directory of the rails site, and it seems
like there is a problem with contribute connecting to the site. it
looks like contribute is attempting to find a direct http connection
to the file as in:

http://www.domain.com/filename.txt

it seems to want to find the file at the root of the site, but on a
rails site, the files lives at:

site/public/filename.txt

i can't think of any other problem the connection might be having..

anyone have any ideas?

If the url of the root of your rails app is www.domain.com then www.domain.com/filename.txt will look in the /public directory. Try accessing a file there from your browser to check this is working.
Colin

If the url of the root of your rails app is www.domain.com then www.domain.com/filename.txt will look in the /public directory. Try accessing a file there from your browser to check this is working.

Colin

On the other hand this may only be true when accessing from a browser, I don’t know how adobe contribute expects to read/write to a file.
Colin

The rails project public folder must be accessible, that is where all the js, css files etc live

Colin Law wrote:

The rails project public folder must be accessible, that is where all
the
js, css files etc live

accessible as in correct permissions?

Accessible to the browser via http at the root of the domain for fetching javascript css etc. Also the 404.html and 500.html error pages are normally there. Also robots.txt etc. Look in your rails project /public folder and you will see what I mean.

All of this may have no relevance to adobe contribute however.
Colin