11 Replies Latest reply on Jul 23, 2008 4:28 PM by Newsgroup_User

    Wierd character appearing in IE

    GmawT
      I am developing a site in Dreamweaver CS3 with the home page as index.html and the back pages in .php. There's a character (capital A with a carrot ^ over the A) that shows up in different places on different days on the index.html page whenever I view it on the remote server and my computer's localhost - IE only.

      I have read that the UTF-8 may have something to do with this. The character is not replacing anything...it just appears here, then there. Can anyone tell me what's causing this to happen?
        • 1. Re: Wierd character appearing in IE
          John T Smith Adobe Community Professional & MVP
          I think you need to post a site address/link so the Gurus here (I am not one) may look at your actual code
          • 2. Re: Wierd character appearing in IE
            GmawT Level 1
            Okay. here is the link. www.gmawscrib.com Thanks, John.

            GmawT
            • 3. Re: Wierd character appearing in IE
              Level 7
              REPUBLICAN PARTY????

              Heh - sorry, couldn't resist.

              You might want to fix these first. Some are serious....

              http://validator.w3.org/check?verbose=1&uri=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.gmawscrib.com%2F

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              "GmawT" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
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              > Okay. here is the link. www.gmawscrib.com Thanks, John.
              >
              > GmawT

              • 4. Re: Wierd character appearing in IE
                GmawT Level 1
                Murray,
                Thanks, I completely forgot to validate.
                Okay, I cleaned up the problems but the validator says:
                " No Character Encoding Found! Falling back to UTF-8."
                I DO have UTF-8. Here, I'll copy and past the code from the top of my page:
                <meta http-equiv="-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" />
                As you know, this is automatically inserted by Dreamweaver.
                Still, even after cleaning up the page and getting my congratulations from WC3, the unwanted character still remains within the page.

                Any other suggestions?
                • 5. Re: Wierd character appearing in IE
                  Level 7
                  > As you know, this is automatically inserted by Dreamweaver.

                  Yes, but it can be overridden by the host server. I'm not sure what is
                  causing that to happen.

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                  "GmawT" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
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                  > Murray,
                  > Thanks, I completely forgot to validate.
                  > Okay, I cleaned up the problems but the validator says:
                  > " No Character Encoding Found! Falling back to UTF-8."
                  > I DO have UTF-8. Here, I'll copy and past the code from the top of my
                  > page:
                  > <meta http-equiv="-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" />
                  > As you know, this is automatically inserted by Dreamweaver.
                  > Still, even after cleaning up the page and getting my congratulations from
                  > WC3, the unwanted character still remains within the page.
                  >
                  > Any other suggestions?
                  >

                  • 6. Re: Wierd character appearing in IE
                    Level 7
                    Hi.
                    You have an error in the line which set the caracter encoding:
                    Change this:
                    <meta http-equiv="-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" />

                    For This:
                    <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" />

                    As you can see you have eaten "Content"

                    Miguel.


                    "GmawT" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> escribió en el mensaje de noticias
                    news:g67vfa$s7i$1@forums.macromedia.com...
                    >I am developing a site in Dreamweaver CS3 with the home page as index.html
                    >and
                    > the back pages in .php. There's a character (capital A with a carrot ^
                    > over
                    > the A) that shows up in different places on different days on the
                    > index.html
                    > page whenever I view it on the remote server and my computer's localhost -
                    > IE
                    > only.
                    >
                    > I have read that the UTF-8 may have something to do with this. The
                    > character
                    > is not replacing anything...it just appears here, then there. Can anyone
                    > tell
                    > me what's causing this to happen?
                    >

                    • 7. Re: Wierd character appearing in IE
                      GmawT Level 1
                      Murray,

                      I found the problem - this is what DreamweaverCS3 places at the top of the page: <meta http-equiv="-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" />

                      I removed the semicolon from after the "text/html; and replaced it with a quotation mark ("). I also placed a quotation mark (") in front of utf-8" Now the line of code looks like this.

                      <meta http-equiv="-Type" content="text/html" charset="utf-8" /> THIS FIXED THE PROBLEM.

                      DREAMWEAVER, however, has placed this same code on all of the "layout" pages from New Documents. The problem has not shown up in any of my .php pages but I'm going to change the code on those pages anyway.
                      • 8. Re: Wierd character appearing in IE
                        GmawT Level 1
                        I thought I solved the problem however W3C did not accept my solution as valid. So, I changed the code back to Dreamweaver's and reloaded the page to my host server. The A with it's ^ has not come back. YET! But, I did get rid of it for now.
                        • 9. Re: Wierd character appearing in IE
                          GmawT Level 1
                          Miguel,
                          I thought I found the answer but as you can see, I didn't...even though the wierd character disappeared.

                          I will try your code and see if it will validate.
                          Thanks for responding.
                          • 10. Re: Wierd character appearing in IE
                            GmawT Level 1
                            Miguel,

                            You found it! Thank you, thank you.

                            I have no idea how "I" omitted the word "Content" from that line of code...I just didn't see it. I must have done it withing the last couple days as that's when the strange character started showing up.

                            I looked at the rest of my pages and they are correct.

                            Again, thank you for finding the problem.
                            • 11. Re: Wierd character appearing in IE
                              Level 7
                              You are welcome.


                              "GmawT" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> escribió en el mensaje de noticias
                              news:g68eaa$hlo$1@forums.macromedia.com...
                              > Miguel,
                              >
                              > You found it! Thank you, thank you.
                              >
                              > I have no idea how "I" omitted the word "Content" from that line of
                              > code...I
                              > just didn't see it. I must have done it withing the last couple days as
                              > that's
                              > when the strange character started showing up.
                              >
                              > I looked at the rest of my pages and they are correct.
                              >
                              > Again, thank you for finding the problem.
                              >
                              >