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Error - Google Pro Maps - Please place your cursor with in the <body> tag

Thread began 10/01/2009 7:50 pm by dgwhit288523 | Last modified 10/26/2009 5:35 pm by Jason Byrnes | 2065 views | 6 replies |


Error - Google Pro Maps - Please place your cursor with in the <body> tag

I am getting a "please place your cursor within the <body> tag before adding a Google Map to your page."

I am using Dreamweaver CS4

I am, without doubt, placing the cursor within the body tags. I have tried it on several sites and I get the same error message.

This has not occurred before.

Would appreciate some help on this!



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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

I have seen this problem occur before when the page you are trying to add the map to has the head or body tags in uppercase instead of lower case:


Instead of <body>

usually this happens with pages that where not created using Dreamweaver.

try using Dreamweaver to create the page, go to File -> New to create a new file using Dreamweaver. Save this new file to your site before continuing, then try to add a map to it.

I have also seen this happen on occasion when Dreamweaver is in either Split or code View.

Set Dreamweaver to design view, place the cursor in your design where the map should be placed and try adding the map to the page.

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Error - Google Pro Maps - Please place your cursor with in the <body> tag

Hi Jason!


That was exactly what the problem was!

I really appreciate your Help!



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I have this too

The cause is different - the page is created with CSS Scupltor 3 and incorporates a menu created using CSS Menu Writer. It also has a hand made 2 field form for newsletter sign up that uses Universal Email to send it as an html email.

When I try to insert the google pro map I get the place cursor between body tags message.

If I remove the universal email I can the insert a google pro map.

It would appear that Google Pro Maps is confused by the head and body tags generated for the html email.

Can you please look at this as a matter of urgency as I need to go live with this site on Tuesday.

Many thanks


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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

I am not able to reproduce the issue.

Please send a copy of the page you are having the problem with so I can investigate the issue further.

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Page is attached

If the Universal email is removed then I can insert a map see find_us.asp

The non working page is maptest.asp any attempt to add a map below the H1 results in the please place cursor between body tags message - the tags are lowercase and were generated by sculptor 3.

Your help appreciated

If you want ftp access drop me a mail to



PS Its nearly midnight here so if you do want to drop me a mail some time in the next 45 mins would be good
PPS It would be good if we could upload html, asp and php files without having to zip them

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

I have recreated the problem using your page.

To work around the problem,

change line 54:

MailBody = MailBody & "<multipartbreak><html><head></head><body>" & vbCrlf & ""

and line 72:

MailBody = MailBody & "</body></html>"


MailBody = MailBody & "" & vbCrlf & ""


MailBody = MailBody & ""

add the map, then change them back.

I have started a support ticket so we can look into a more permanent fix, but this workaround should get you on track.

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