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i am reading Zeldman's book "Designing with WebStandards" and would like my Dreamweaver MX to accept code that i have "borrowed" from sites that i like. y'know.. just to check out how it all works... i pull home the code and some images and css.files. and then i check so they are correctly linked. but when i open up the whatevername.html-file and use Dreamweavers Check in Browser everything falls apart and looks horrible. is there a way to set-up DMX to accept the code in the first place?...

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    i am reading Zeldman's book "Designing with WebStandards" and would like my Dreamweaver MX to accept code that i have "borrowed" from sites that i like. y'know.. just to check out how it all works...
    i pull home the code and some images and css.files. and then i check so they are correctly linked.
    but when i open up the whatevername.html-file and use Dreamweavers Check in Browser everything falls apart and looks horrible.

    is there a way to set-up DMX to accept the code in the first place?



    cocteau webforumsuser@macromedia.com Guest

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    what you copied is probably HTML, the view code function in websites cannot show code for dynamic pages and other include files + graphics and so on...
    Hence you see the results you get. Not a smart way to learn dreamweaver and web design.

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    >for instance it looks like DMX will not understand: (from [url]www.waferbaby.com[/url])
    ><style type="text/css" media="screen">
    >import "/stylesheet/modern/";
    ></style>
    Of course DMX wouldn't understand a path like that - it's referencing a doent sitting on another server somewhere out there and you've not set the correct path for any browser (much less DMX) to find it.
    >so i imported the stylesheet, and DMX wrote this:
    >import url("stylesheet/modern.css");
    That sounds about right.....................
    >which i assume will not validate.. or?
    Why is that? Validation has nothing to do with directories/file paths.
    >my DMX was supposed to be a simplifier in my work.. but it looks like i need to start all over from scratch again
    DMX did simplify your work. Your expectations exceed the ability of any application currently available. Had you typed in the complete file path to Waferbaby's CSS doent (something like [url]http://www.waferbaby.com/stylesheet/modern[/url]) then it would have worked.

    The answers lie in your knowledge of how the WWW works and has absolutely nothing to do with DMX's strengths or weaknesses.


    Bridgetown Ben webforumsuser@macromedia.com Guest

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