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JavaScript Error

Thread began 10/26/2011 4:02 pm by dalimi1398207 | Last modified 11/14/2011 12:54 pm by Jason Byrnes | 1156 views | 3 replies |


JavaScript Error

I keep receiving the following error when using the frame builder and adding a form as a plugin.

While executing applyServerBehavior in 20-Insert
Dynamic Plug-in.htm, a JavaScript error occured.

I followed exactly as you described in hour video tutorial.

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

Delete the Dreamweaver Cache file from the users configuration folder:

if you continue to have a problem, send a copy of the page you are trying to add the plugin to and the page you are trying to use as a plugin.

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I was getting this error as well - and a similar one when trying to insert a single page.

Trying to delete the cache did not work at all - so I decided to take a closer look at the code on the page. The code I was working with came from a different developer, therefore I figured something might not be right.

Turns out it was the "DOCTYPE" line on the page causing the problem.

The one on the page read

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//en" "">

All I had to do was capitalize the LANGUAGE and the plug in worked. (ie: "en" to "EN")

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "">

This seems to be a very odd thing to cause an entire extension to stop working!

I'd love to hear a response from someone at WebAssist as to why a lower case language would cause such problems.
Is this a bug, or is a lower case language really improper syntax that would cause an extension to stop working and display javascript errors?

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

on the one hand, the lower case language tag is improper syntax when using any of the XML based document types, XML Is case sensitive.

by using an xhtml document type you are forcing tag case sensitivity.

on the other hand, the case of the document tag should cause the extensions to crash. I have logged this as a bug in our bugbase.

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