12 Replies Latest reply on Sep 26, 2008 12:15 PM by Newsgroup_User

    Triangle with a question mark

    Joe_Pau Level 1
      I've got a triangle with a question mark in the middle in what appears to be under each table? What it saying? I'll post the code from one page. Thanks
        • 1. Re: Triangle with a question mark
          Level 7
          Joe Pau posted in macromedia.dreamweaver:

          > I've got a triangle with a question mark in the middle in what
          > appears to be under each table? What it saying? I'll post the code
          > from one page. Thanks

          I don't see any triangles, but I do see 3 odd characters. I don't know
          if they're actually in your code or if it's just some odd thing with
          the Web forum. If the following doesn't apply, please upload that page
          somewhere and provide a link so we can see it in action.

          In three places, just prior to a <br /> there is a hexidecimal A0 where
          I suspect you want a space (0x20) - or a tab (0x09).

          For instance following:

           <br /> </td>
          is:

          [tab][space][space][0xA0]<br />[tab][space]</td>

          Again, that might just be some copy/paste/Webforum->News server
          funkiness. Do check it out, though.


          --
          Mark A. Boyd
          Keep-On-Learnin' :)
          • 2. Re: Triangle with a question mark
            Joe_Pau Level 1
            Mark, where? I don't see it. I've got another post with the source code for the index.html from 9/25/08. I can't find the hexidecimal A0
            • 3. Re: Triangle with a question mark
              Level 7
              Joe Pau posted in macromedia.dreamweaver:

              > Mark, where? I don't see it. I've got another post with the source
              > code for the index.html from 9/25/08. I can't find the hexidecimal
              > A0

              Yea, I was wondering why you started a new thread.

              I don't see the A0 chars in your 2nd post. But I still don't see any
              triangles, either. You said in that thread that we can see it in the
              code that you posted, but all I see is plain, printable characters - in
              other words, code. I even went to the Web forum to see if it shows
              anything different.

              FWIW, there are a couple of question marks ? in that posted code in
              front of <br /> tags. Maybe those look like triangles on your system?
              They look totally out of place anyway, so try deleting them.

              If the above doesn't help, please supply a link to the online version
              so we can see the actual code instead of Web forum pasted code.


              --
              Mark A. Boyd
              Keep-On-Learnin' :)
              • 4. Re: Triangle with a question mark
                davidc@proschools.com
                I've gotten results like what you describe, complete with different results from different people. It came up when we added e-commerce to our site. My pages had a DW default head with one char. set and the e-commerce templates had a different one. I THINK your issue is a result of not specifying the character set in the head tag, such as...
                <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1">
                or
                <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8" />

                Browsers seem to just stick with what they last used if no character set is specified and the results are...interesting.
                • 5. Re: Triangle with a question mark
                  Joe_Pau Level 1
                  The code related to your point is as follows:

                  <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1" />
                  <link rel="stylesheet" href="mm_tota.css" type="text/css" />

                  The /> at the end of each line, specifically the / is red. What does that mean?

                  • 6. Re: Triangle with a question mark
                    Joe_Pau Level 1
                    Ok here's the site:

                    www.turnontoamerica.org

                    user tota
                    paswword rufus

                    Now my question marks have turned into these little boxes with FF and FD in the box???????????????????
                    • 7. Re: Triangle with a question mark
                      bregent Most Valuable Participant
                      Validator reports this:
                      Sorry, I am unable to validate this document because on line 144 it contained one or more bytes that I cannot interpret as utf-8 (in other words, the bytes found are not valid values in the specified Character Encoding). Please check both the content of the file and the character encoding indication.

                      The error was: utf8 "\xA0" does not map to Unicode


                      Line 144 has this:
                      </table> �<br />
                      • 8. Re: Triangle with a question mark
                        bregent Most Valuable Participant
                        Line 144 has this:
                        </table> �<br />

                        sent from the server.
                        What does line 144 in your source document have?
                        • 9. Re: Triangle with a question mark
                          Joe_Pau Level 1
                          It shows:

                          <td> </td>
                          • 10. Re: Triangle with a question mark
                            davidc@proschools.com Level 1
                            The /> is from using XHTML. It requires all tags to be closed. You probably have that as a DW default. Has nothing to do with what you have going on.

                            I think you should be sure that every page has a character set specified. The many charecter sets out there do not agree with each other. I am pretty sure this is what you have. Especially after seeing this:
                            error was: utf8 "\xA0" does not map to Unicode

                            This might help you:
                            http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UTF-8#Overlong_forms.2C_invalid_input.2C_and_security_conside rations
                            • 11. Re: Triangle with a question mark
                              Joe_Pau Level 1
                              Is there any way you can "dumb this down" for a newbie?
                              • 12. Re: Triangle with a question mark
                                Level 7
                                Joe Pau posted in macromedia.dreamweaver:

                                > Is there any way you can "dumb this down" for a newbie?

                                I'm seeing it on line 140 now. Whatever line it actually is, it is the
                                closing </table> for your links. In the source view, do the following
                                (even if you can't see the question marks in Dreamweaver):

                                Change:
                                </table> ?<br />

                                 <br />
                                 <br />
                                 <br /> </td>

                                to:

                                </table>
                                </td>



                                There is something similar after your center table. Just to be sure,
                                let's do the same thing.

                                Change:
                                </tr>
                                </table>
                                ? </td>
                                to:
                                </tr>
                                </table>
                                </td>


                                And after your Our Fleet image.

                                Change:
                                Our Fleet <br />
                                ?<br />

                                 <br />
                                 <br />
                                </p></td>
                                to:
                                Our Fleet
                                </p></td>

                                Then click Commands->Apply Source Formatting.


                                --
                                Mark A. Boyd
                                Keep-On-Learnin' :)