5 Replies Latest reply on Sep 6, 2007 3:40 AM by Newsgroup_User

    Dreamweaver/Fireworks javascript error

    lucyo Level 1
      I've been using Fireworks and Dreamweaver for a while.
      I'm rebuilding our website, and made my navigation bar/buttons in Fireworks just like I did on the previous page.
      exported as html.

      then I went to dreamweaver and inserted fireworks html... The buttons worked for a while. one day when I was home I thought I'd work on it some more, and ever since, whenever I insert the button, i get this error...

      "while executing object tag in fireworks html a javascript error occured"

      i can even start with a blank html file and insert any fireworks file, even the one that works on the current site, and I get that error.
      I created a new simple button, and still get that error...

      The only thing I can think of that's might could have caused this... at work I have the newer CS3 suite and Dreamweaver 4, and at home I just have Dreamweaver 4.
      Could something have caused this by using both versions when working on this new site?

        • 1. Re: Dreamweaver/Fireworks javascript error
          Level 7
          > made my navigation bar/buttons in Fireworks
          > just like I did on the previous page.

          That's a bad start. The FW menus are legendary for their inadequacies.
          When you look up that word "inadequate" in the dictionary, you see a picture
          of FW menus. 8)

          > exported as html.

          It's ALWAYS a bad idea to allow a graphics editor write your HTML.

          > "while executing object tag in fireworks html a javascript error occured"

          Troubleshooting JavaScript errors in Dreamweaver
          http://www.adobe.com/cfusion/knowledgebase/index.cfm?id=tn_19105#dat

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          "lucyo" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
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          > I've been using Fireworks and Dreamweaver for a while.
          > I'm rebuilding our website, and made my navigation bar/buttons in
          > Fireworks
          > just like I did on the previous page.
          > exported as html.
          >
          > then I went to dreamweaver and inserted fireworks html... The buttons
          > worked
          > for a while. one day when I was home I thought I'd work on it some more,
          > and
          > ever since, whenever I insert the button, i get this error...
          >
          > "while executing object tag in fireworks html a javascript error occured"
          >
          > i can even start with a blank html file and insert any fireworks file,
          > even
          > the one that works on the current site, and I get that error.
          > I created a new simple button, and still get that error...
          >
          > The only thing I can think of that's might could have caused this... at
          > work I
          > have the newer CS3 suite and Dreamweaver 4, and at home I just have
          > Dreamweaver
          > 4.
          > Could something have caused this by using both versions when working on
          > this
          > new site?
          >
          >
          >


          • 2. Re: Dreamweaver/Fireworks javascript error
            lucyo Level 1
            somewhere while i was searching for an answer, i read when a fireworks html file is removed, it leaves remnants of the original file, so that when you reinsert it, there are problems...

            i do wish you could just higlight the gif to remove it and it was all gone, instead of every time having to go into code view and figure out what to take out and what to leave...

            and if i could find a better way to make my navigation bar, i'd do it. since this is what i learned before and it worked, i used this method again since i knew it worked.
            never had this problem for the past few years til now.
            • 3. Re: Dreamweaver/Fireworks javascript error
              Level 7
              > somewhere while i was searching for an answer, i read when a fireworks
              > html
              > file is removed, it leaves remnants of the original file, so that when you
              > reinsert it, there are problems...

              Huh? You mean when you delete an image from a page? Baloney.

              > i do wish you could just higlight the gif to remove it and it was all
              > gone,

              You certainly can do this.

              > and if i could find a better way to make my navigation bar, i'd do it.

              Check the uberlink and MacFly tutorials at PVII -
              http://www.projectseven.com/

              and the Navbar tutorial/articles at Thierry's place
              http://tjkdesign.com/articles/dropdown/

              Or this one (more recent article):
              http://tjkdesign.com/articles/Pure_CSS_Dropdown_Menus.asp

              Or to get it done fast, go here -

              http://www.projectseven.com/tutorials/navigation/auto_hide/index.htm

              > never had this problem for the past few years til now.

              You always had problems, you just didn't know about them. But your visitors
              and search engines did....

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              "lucyo" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
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              > somewhere while i was searching for an answer, i read when a fireworks
              > html
              > file is removed, it leaves remnants of the original file, so that when you
              > reinsert it, there are problems...
              >
              > i do wish you could just higlight the gif to remove it and it was all
              > gone,
              > instead of every time having to go into code view and figure out what to
              > take
              > out and what to leave...
              >
              > and if i could find a better way to make my navigation bar, i'd do it.
              > since
              > this is what i learned before and it worked, i used this method again
              > since i
              > knew it worked.
              > never had this problem for the past few years til now.
              >
              >


              • 4. Re: Dreamweaver/Fireworks javascript error
                lucyo Level 1
                quote:

                Originally posted by: Newsgroup User
                >> somewhere while i was searching for an answer, i read when a fireworks
                >> html
                >> file is removed, it leaves remnants of the original file, so that when you
                >> reinsert it, there are problems...

                >Huh? You mean when you delete an image from a page? Baloney.

                it leaves some javascript code in there... when i went into code view and deleted all of that, and reinserted the edited fireworks html, it worked fine.

                >> i do wish you could just higlight the gif to remove it and it was all
                >> gone,

                >You certainly can do this.

                i'm not sure if its not working because i'm using a newer fireworks/dreamweaver or why it isn't working now but it did before.

                >> and if i could find a better way to make my navigation bar, i'd do it.

                >Check the uberlink and MacFly tutorials at PVII -
                > http://www.projectseven.com/

                >and the Navbar tutorial/articles at Thierry's place
                > http://tjkdesign.com/articles/dropdown/

                >Or this one (more recent article):
                > http://tjkdesign.com/articles/Pure_CSS_Dropdown_Menus.asp

                >Or to get it done fast, go here -

                > http://www.projectseven.com/tutorials/navigation/auto_hide/index.htm

                thanks i will check them out...

                >> never had this problem for the past few years til now.

                >You always had problems, you just didn't know about them. But your visitors
                >and search engines did....

                well at least i have this page w3c validated... even with the fireworks html navigation bar.
                when i was building the original website, i didn't have a clue about how to do that even, so i've learned a little and its from having problems like this and searching for answers.

                maybe if someone else has this problem they will realize to look at the code and see where it leaves some of the javascript or fireworks html even after the image is removed... and when they remove that code and reinsert the fireworks html it doesn't give an error or lock up fireworks...
                • 5. Re: Dreamweaver/Fireworks javascript error
                  Level 7
                  > it leaves some javascript code in there...

                  Oh. I see.

                  > thanks i will check them out...

                  Way better than the FW menus.

                  Good luck.

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                  "lucyo" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
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                  >
                  quote:

                  Originally posted by: Newsgroup User
                  > >> somewhere while i was searching for an answer, i read when a fireworks
                  > >> html
                  > >> file is removed, it leaves remnants of the original file, so that when
                  > >> you
                  > >> reinsert it, there are problems...
                  >
                  > >Huh? You mean when you delete an image from a page? Baloney.
                  >
                  > it leaves some javascript code in there... when i went into code view and
                  > deleted all of that, and reinserted the edited fireworks html, it worked
                  > fine.
                  >
                  > >> i do wish you could just higlight the gif to remove it and it was all
                  > >> gone,
                  >
                  > >You certainly can do this.
                  >
                  > i'm not sure if its not working because i'm using a newer
                  > fireworks/dreamweaver or why it isn't working now but it did before.
                  >
                  > >> and if i could find a better way to make my navigation bar, i'd do it.
                  >
                  > >Check the uberlink and MacFly tutorials at PVII -
                  > > http://www.projectseven.com/
                  >
                  > >and the Navbar tutorial/articles at Thierry's place
                  > > http://tjkdesign.com/articles/dropdown/
                  >
                  > >Or this one (more recent article):
                  > > http://tjkdesign.com/articles/Pure_CSS_Dropdown_Menus.asp
                  >
                  > >Or to get it done fast, go here -
                  >
                  > > http://www.projectseven.com/tutorials/navigation/auto_hide/index.htm
                  >
                  > thanks i will check them out...
                  >
                  > >> never had this problem for the past few years til now.
                  >
                  > >You always had problems, you just didn't know about them. But your
                  > >visitors
                  > >and search engines did....
                  >
                  > well at least i have this page w3c validated... even with the fireworks
                  > html
                  > navigation bar.
                  > when i was building the original website, i didn't have a clue about how
                  > to do
                  > that even, so i've learned a little and its from having problems like this
                  > and
                  > searching for answers.
                  >
                  > maybe if someone else has this problem they will realize to look at the
                  > code
                  > and see where it leaves some of the javascript or fireworks html even
                  > after the
                  > image is removed... and when they remove that code and reinsert the
                  > fireworks
                  > html it doesn't give an error or lock up fireworks...
                  >
                  >