I’ve been looking into the XML schemas of the HG5 templates and wanted to try something that, logically should’ve worked, but didn’t.
I use HG5 on the desktop, and HG5 on a tablet (Windows Asus), and share the data between the two using dropbox.
Everything seems to work OK until it comes time to attach standard attachments.
I do this through the MISC tab.
On my Desktop I have mutliple drives, and there’s not a lot I can do about it, because I’ve got cr4p loads of stuff that I do using the desktop that I can’t juggle about with. So I move non essential files off the C: drive to save space.
On my Tablet, I’ve only got a C: Drive.
Here’s the rub. In the template, the files are registered with the full SMB name.
I thought that XML and HTML services being what they are, a simple change to the location in the schema should fix things. So I changed the locations from an SMB format to an HTML format.
I was half expecting that it wouldn’t work properly, and guess what? It didn’t.
Is there any possibility that a mod could be made in the HG5 desktop version to allow web locations to be used for the attachments? With both InterNACHI and Homegauge offering better and better web hosting it would be great (not to mention much more economical on disk space) if companies could locate the attachments on our central web sites, and then everyone in the company, regardless of the platform, could have the same template content with no failures.
Asking here because it was to difficult to put this request, with images, on the HG site.
Plus InterNACHI is a really good site to see if other people who actually use the software in anger would agree such a change was good idea. :nachi:
The added bonus of doing this mod, would mean that inspectors using HG and who took advantage of this sort of option would be able to drive their web traffic up, boosting their rankings on web searches. :twisted: