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Split view not working with XHTML file

Oct 17, 2013 6:34 PM

Tags: #xhtml #split_view #dreamweaver_cc

I'm trying to view an XHTML file in split view in Dreamweaver CC, but the right panel is just blank. I can see it if it's in "live" mode, but then when I try to edit the code and refresh, the Split, Design, and Live buttons all gray out and are unable to be clicked to preview the changes in live mode again. Any ideas here?

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    Oct 18, 2013 7:01 AM   in reply to ari.noel

    It sounds to me like you might have a structural defect in the code that DW is choking on, but the browsers can handle.


    Run your page through the validator here: and repair any errors.


    When I see the issue you are describing, normally it's caused by code getting accidentally nested within tags like...





                   <td>Hello there</td>





    If you clear errors and it's still not displaying, post back and we could take a closer look at your page.

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    Oct 21, 2013 12:06 AM   in reply to Jon Fritz II



    Please go ahead and try out Jon Fritz's suggestions .


    Apart from that , it would be very helpful to know if the problem occurs only on a specific page or is it general in nature

    What happens when you have another page open side by side with the problematic page?

    HAve you tried relaunching DW and open the same page?

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