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Apr 26, 2013 8:30 AM

100% of the time I use this feature, I get garbage.  A small segment is in the subject line.  It previews OK in IE and Firefox.  Google Chrome produces only code.  My FTP client does upload in Auto (I set it here) as opposed to binary.  I thought changing to ascii and/or auto would fix the problem.  I pruchased Dreamweaver CS6 in October of last year.  I have been fighting with this issue since.  Yes, I have uninstalled and reinstalled DW.  Yes, I have done multiple clears of my cache and DNS flush.  NOTHING has worked.  I am the current webmaster of an existing site.  This site was updated about a year ago.  Any updating I have needed to do has been done with a $49 program.  I paid big bucks for DW, but it is no good to me if I can't get past this problem.  Help me, please!





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    Apr 26, 2013 8:42 AM   in reply to Jeanne0327

    Something's broken in your code and some browsers are ignoring it, while others are choking on it.


    By chance did you import any html or text from a Microsoft program (Word or Excel)?


    Could you link to the page that is generating the problems?

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    Apr 26, 2013 9:47 AM   in reply to Jeanne0327

    Your code is missing a doctype declaration, but that shouldn't cause what I'm seeing in FireFox.


    It might be a line break problem between DW and your server.


    In DW, go to Edit > Preferences > Code Format and change your Line Break Type to one of the other options.


    Open your test page and select Commands > Apply Source Formatting


    Save, upload and test.


    There should be 3 options and one of them should work correctly.

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    Apr 26, 2013 10:45 AM   in reply to Jeanne0327

    So is this happening only when uploaded from DW, or does it also happen if the page is designed in DW, but uploaded using something else, like Filezilla?

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    Apr 26, 2013 10:58 AM   in reply to Jeanne0327

    Can you make a change to a page with DW, then upload it with a different program and see if it functions? Another test page would be fine.


    This will help weed out where in the process things are breaking and possibly give a clue as to what setting needs to be adjusted.

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    Apr 26, 2013 11:25 AM   in reply to Jeanne0327

    You're missing a valid Doc Type Declaration and you have an improperly stated meta character set.


    In code view, change this:




    <title>Partners in Ministry</title>

    <meta name="Author"/>

    <meta name="generator" content="CoffeeCup HTML Editor ("/>

    <meta content="text/html; charset=unicode" http-equiv="Content-Type"/>


    to this:


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

    <html xmlns="">


    <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8" />

    <title>Partners in Ministry</title>




    Nancy O.

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