I have installed a LaCrosse weather station and am using Virtual Weather Station and Image Salsa to create a simple web page. The page uploads to my FTP server as index.html. If I view the page in Internet Explorer on a Windows based computer, the page displays correctly. If I attempt to access the page on a Macintosh computer running either Safari or Firefox, the page is displayed as lines of random characters. I have tried uploading the page as an HTML document and an HTM document without resolving the problem. I have tried updating Heavy Weather, Virtual Weather Station and Image Salsa to the most current versions. There was no change in the problem. Can anyone point me in a direction to solve my dilemma?
Minot, North Dakota
I had the same problem as you. It has nothing to do with the Imagesalsa. The problem lies in the fact that your FTP uploading software whether VWS or another program is not completing the upload process before the next one starts. Thus sometimes it leaves the page corrupt. Firefox will not display an incomplete html page/file; but Internet Explorer will display all of the incomplete html page/file contents that it has up to the end of the prematurely truncated file. This can be caused by Internet connection issues, or in my case VWS was too slow in it's upload process. I tried to increase my update time from 5 mins to 10 mins, and this reduced my "random character pages" in half. I was able to totally remove the problem by letting VWS create the html and jpg files, and placing them in one common folder. Then I used Fling - to do the ftp functions - to periodically check that folder and upload any changes it saw. Now my updates are at 5 mins again, and fling checks that folder every 3 minutes for changes. No problems so far. VWS does a good job at what it does, but it still seems to be buggy and slow in it's FTP upload procedures. So move those to another program, as your first "testing" solution.