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HTML Editor Generating Bad Code

Thread began 12/18/2014 10:12 am by DeanCollins | Last modified 12/19/2014 10:25 am by DeanCollins | 631 views | 2 replies |


HTML Editor Generating Bad Code

Dreamweaver CC 2014.1, Windows 8.1, Dell Inspiron with 8GB memory, etc.

Just last week I had no problem inserting the HTML editor into Data Assist insert and update pages. Then yesterday, the component went nuts, or something. I gave up after several hours, then tried again this morning. I got one inserted -- by using all default settings (no presets or customizations). Then it did it to me again when I tried the second one.

New to these Webassist components, I finally figured out what was wrong. The editor insert operation was leaving a remnant from the text area code:


And, at the bottom in the validation section, it was failing to include the opening PHP tag and the "i" in the first if statement. So, instead of ...

<?php if (ValidatedField('jobslistingsupdate','jobslistingsupdate')) {

... it generates only ...

f (ValidatedField('jobslistingsupdate','jobslistingsupdate')) {

Doesn't look like anyone else is having this problem, so I hope things will get better with the next version.

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

I'm not able to reproduce this.

Are you using Code View when inserting the HTML Editor?

You should be using Design View instead.

it sounds to me like you have an existing text area that you are converting to an HTML Editor instance?

In Design View, select the Text area, then in the Code inspector along the bottom of the design Window, select the Text area tag, then go to WebAssist -> Forms -> HTML Editor -> Insert Editor to insert the new HTML Editor instance.

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Thanks. I was doing everything except selecting the textarea tag. That clears up the textarea remnant problem and most of the PHP tag problem in the validation section. It still misses the opening "<" before "?php" but I can live with that. It's an easy fix.

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