One of the biggest risks of editing remote files is.....
Adobe Dreamweaver is going to add thousands of blank lines of code to my files????
Adobe adding thousands of lines of blank space to my code is a risk of editing remotely????
Umm.... I'm pretty sure that it is Dreamweaver that did this...
and it is not mysteriously the fault of "editing remote files"...
I have been doing this type of work for 16 years... AND editing remote files all along.
This is definately the fault of Adobe Dreamweaver...
I appreciate your attempt to help -
but it is truly sad, pathetic, and somewhat rediculouse to just shrug your shoulder and go ...
"Oh wel... .that's what you get for editing remote files"
As wel... I'm not soi sure it would not have happened on the local files anyway.
Honestly.... It is just crap that Adobe Alowed this to happen. And the lack of assistance here just shows what totaly crap customer service Adobe has...
And the lack of assistance here just shows what totaly crap customer service Adobe has...
Amen to that Bro. That's why we are here to help out.
As far as thinking that DW adds nasty additions to our code is a little far fetched. On one occassion I did have a similar experience to yours and this resulted in having to replace my keyboard.
Glitches in operating systems, or disturbances in internet traffic are also common causes.
LOL... HAHA Yes... and magic pixie dust and tooth fairies...
It is dreamweaver that did it...
I just tested and proved it.
Took a well formatted html doc....
Edited it (remotely) with two different software -
Then connected Dreamweaver Edited it again... and WHAMO!
11,0000 lines of new blank lines.
Dreamweaver is for sure confusing something as a new line.
Undoubted there is a reason for this... but it is for sure Dreamweaver the culprit for actuating it.
As for people like Ben Pleysier and Nancy O. ...
It is really dangerous to give advice about things that you do not know to be true.
You really should not offer speculation as truth... that is harmful to people... not helpful.
It would be one thing to say "could be anything" but to defend dremweaver as "NOT the cause" and sight magic pixie dust and mysticism of editing "remotely" (Remotely... oh?! heaven help us : 0 )
is just completely ridiculous. You are only proving here how little you know and how little you are willing to accept.
I have found other people complaining about the same thing... Dreamweaver adding thousands... and in some cases 10's of thousands of blank lines.
It is not magic pixie dust people... It is Dreamweaver that is doing this under specific conditions.
It is Dreamweaver that did it...
You guys want to gather around Hogwarts and talk about the mystical reasons this must have happened. Go ahead.. say hi to Harry and Hermione for me : )
Just more proof how inept and ridiculousness a place like this is.
How is this helpful to me as a customer?
When what I need is a solution to the problem... a way to fix it or to save myself hours pof headache and lost time....
Nope... instead I get the witches of Adobe conjuring up their mysticism...
Really.... Really... If you cant nbe helpful... why just waste more time and precious data space on the internet with your rhetoric...
Anyone have any >>>>>>>real<<<<<<< answers that are not delusional???
We love you too Ken and hope that your time and precious data space on the internet with your pomposity was worth it.
Could I ask you for the link to your desecrated site to assist me in my struggles to replicate the problem.
Let me understand your workflow that is causing the problem. You used an external editor, not Dreamweaver to edit files on your server. By that I assume you are saying that someone (bluehost, godaddy, someone . . .) is hosting a site and you opened up a file on your server in some kind of browser based editor and edited the file. If it was not a browser based editor then what did you use to edit the files without downloading them? I know of no such program.
Then, sometime later you launched Dreamweaver and downloaded a file from the server and when Dreamweaver opened that file it added thousands of lines of code to the file. Is that correct?
Here's where I get confused. If Dreamweaver added thousands of blank lines to the page why did you put the file back on the server? As far as I know Dreamweaver cannot edit directly on an external server. You edit locally then upload.
If, on the other hand, you're telling us that the file was fine until it was uploaded to your server then that's really weird. That would mean that a perfectly fine and in tact file was modified by the FTP function in Dreamweaver while it was uploaded. Somehow, the FTP program added a bunch of line feeds to the upload. Is that what happened? The file was fine in Dreamweaver but got screwed up when uploaded?
I'm not trying to be critical of your post here, I'm just trying to understand when the problem occured.
It would be worth many terabytes to me - to keep the likes of you and Nancy O
From misleading anyone who may come here looking for a legitimate answer.
The Internet is full of fools like you and Nancy O
Who spew garbage at an alarming rate…
You look like you’ve been around the block a few times…
Time to start behaving responsibly and not waste everyone’s time with your glorified over sized self worth.
Just because there is space to write here… doesn’t mean you should fill it up with misleading crap.
If you have some actual real information that may actually really be helpful to those who may have the misfortune of finding this page in its current state…
Then stick to the facts - and things you know to be true…
In the event that someone’s day may be wrecked by Adobes Dreamweavers vicious treatment of their code…
They are probably going to be rather frazzled to begin with…
There is a chance they may run off after reading your garbage… believing… god knows whatever the s h it it is you are trying to get people to believe…
And they will be without help and have had nothing but their time wasted…
As you have just done to me…
Please, you and Nancy O need to let your egos down.. Realize you don’t know >> sh it << about this, and should not have opened your mouths to begin with.
I must say… although she quickly ran to the hills as soon as she realized she has not the answer… Nancy O at least provided something useful to those who may stumble over this - in the diagram showing where the settings are for formatting break type.
Speak only about what you know to be true in these cases. Not your rhetoric and uneducated guesses...
And I do not want you anywhere near any of my sites. I cleaned it up long ago - I only return here to respond to your ridiculousness in the hopes that you will stop behaving this way in the future... and someone with actual intelligence and knowledge of this topic may put you right here.
good day sir - stop wasting everyone’s time.
It is quite possibly Dw doing this, but it is also behaviour that would be correct according to the ftp specs, so I am surprised you have not experienced this before if you have always edited ascii files directly on the server.
The reason that it happens and is correct behaviour, is every keystroke, etc. that you make on a live file is followed by the 'new' file being uploaded to the server, (no save or other action required) this is done in order to maintain file integrity, otherwise your server would generate an error should the page be viewed by a user.
i.e. - you press the 'a' character on the keyboard, file change is uploaded + a 'CR', at end of line to indicate 'edit', you then press 'n', file change is uploaded + a 'CR' at end of line, (repeat for every keystroke).
See the specs - http://www.w3.org/Protocols/rfc959/3_DataTransfer.html
I would be interested to know which IDE you previously used to edit the files, (or how you edited a remote file if an IDE was not used).
This is also why it is not advisable to edit remote files directly, and why it is not necessarily Dw's fault, as to stop this behaviour you would have to use an ftp terminal editor, (maybe your old editor had the required setting already configured to stop this behaviour and only upload the edited files on save?)
As you know, systems like this keep the contents in a database, rendering DW useless.
It would have been great if the OP had been up front .
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The sites I am working on are NOT "powered by MechanicNet" and I have no interest in continuing this string when the moderators will allow these types of people to fill the internet with pure garbage.
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The files are of course downloaded as temp files - edited - and then uploaded at save.... anyone with even half of exactly one brain cell, knows this.
So my tests are true and consistent.
Three different editing software all performing the exact same steps.
Yet - Dreamweaver adds thousands of blank lines.
It looks to me as though it is adding the line where there was a return. Somehow interpreting it as 2 line returns.
This is not magic pixy dust or other fantastically ridiculous causes like good ol Ben has dreamed up in that little world of his inside his head.
Whatever is happening - is happening inside dreamweaver, while using its "files connect to remote server" function.
UNLIKE ANYONE WHO HAS RESPONDED SO FAR IS LIKELY TO HAVE THE SKILL TO DO...
I have been using the I have been using the "Switch Design View To Live View" to test the PHP changes I make right in DreamWeaver.
Oh.... I can just hear it now... All the little wheels in Ben's head start turning - ("Hmmmm... they are talking about something I know nothing of.... Hmmmm What ever shall I do??? Hmmm... I KNOW!?!?! I'll post a bunch of fantastic malarkey to hide the fact that I actually know nothing about it")
Your hostile rants and personal attacks aren't earning you any brownie points in this forum. Your attitude makes me wonder if you're on the level or just an angry, attention seeking troll with nothing better to do.