Please post a link to a live page with the malfunctioning link.
In future, instead of cutting & pasting link paths, let DW manage the linking for you
Please understand. I WANT<-------- DW to do the work for me. It's the fact that it's not that is concerning me.
Working with FP2003 (FP since 1995) and converting (kicking and screaming into DW).
I am a webmaster for a huge site. Hundreds of links go up every month to new content, plus, there are many links to archived content.
As I format work for the monthly update, I have a central, master page (let's call it "May 2010) that I paste all of the page titles of the new content for the month as a . Each one of course is linked to the feature.
When I add the links in to the various menus on the site, I go to the page of titles/links, then copy the link from that page, and paste it into the menu where it is going to appear. The path for the link automatically adjusts the path of the link relative to where the link is placed anywhere on the site. Regardless of where the original link was from, and regardless of where you paste that link, FP automatically adjusted the URL.
Example... I have this master page of links (May 2010) saved in the root directory of my site.
Here is one link:
<a href="dr/dir/2010/10mayfmf/10maydir-int.htm">Text here</a>
This link is relative to /root/.
Now, if I copy that link from that page, and place it on another page in the site, say in a sub directory of a sub directory from the root folder, FP would AUTOMATICALLY change the path of the link as it applies to being placed on this page:
<a href="../../../dir/2010/10mayfmf/10maydir-int.htm">Text here</a>
See what I mean? DW does NOT do this. Or at least I can't figure it out. What am I missing?
I don't think DW will re-calculated the pasted links. Can you use site root relative instead?
I set the site to relative to document, and relative to site with the same results.
Also..... LAMO... I have images that are shared on several pages... just like the links are. When I copy an image from one page, and try to paste it into another page, the image is broken. DW cannot keep file paths intact when pasting from page to page. What the heck kind of "tool" is that?
I'm so disgusted with this product. Big bad DW. I've spent double the time specifying links and images in today. I've wasted at least 2 hours time screwing around trying to get this to work. If I were a noob it would be a different story, but I'm not.
BAH! BAH! And people laughed at FP.