3 Replies Latest reply on Sep 23, 2010 7:32 PM by pixlor

    Managing Upper and Lower Case in URLs

    Spaguniak

      Hello,

       

      In conjuction with using Dreamweaver and the 'Round Trip' feature with Fireworks, I've created a menu (with drop-down and horizontal kick-out submenus) using the 'Slice' feature; however, every time I save the Fireworks file, all the first-letter upper-case letters I created (in the link's URL) for directories and filenames revert back to all lower case in the link's URL address. Is there some way within the Fireworks application where I can de-activate this automated 'lower case' default? I would like to have the choice as to retain my upper case letters in the URL each time I save the file and perform a round trip to Dreamweaver....AND...also have the upper-case letters retained after closing the Fireworks app and opening it up again (which does not happen at present). Any and all advice would certainly be appreciated!

       

      Many thanks!

        • 1. Re: Managing Upper and Lower Case in URLs
          Linda Nicholls Level 4

          Add your HTML in Dreamweaver rather than in Fireworks.

          • 2. Re: Managing Upper and Lower Case in URLs
            Spaguniak Level 1

            Hi Linda,

             

            Thank you for your feedback. You're right in a way that I find I have to tweak my upper/lower case letters in the Dreamweaver source code. But let's say I want to add another graphical menu selection to my drop-down menu (created by editing my 'slice' in Fireworks with its own .html file under my site directory 'images' folder)...but, as a result of invoking the 'Round Trip' function between Fireworks and Dreamweaver, the new menu selection also now appears in my Dreamweaver's index.html page --- after 'Save' , and as it should do (...BUT...overwriting all upper-case letters in all URLS within the index.html file---all the ones I had to tweak before in the Dreamweaver index.html source code ---- so, it appears every time I want to create a new graphical menu selection (or even edit an existing one for that matter) in Fireworks...the round trip writes over all my previous upper/lower case URL tweaks in Dreamweaver. If I could somehow manage the upper/lower case issue within Fireworks--and maintain it between closing and re-opening Fireworks--that would definitely solve the problem.

             

            Kind regards,

             

            John

            • 3. Re: Managing Upper and Lower Case in URLs
              pixlor Level 4

              As a practical piece of advice, it's better to have your URLs in all lower case. Sometimes, people want to type them in and if they don't get the case right, they won't get the page. It's a very common best practice to use all lower case specifically to avoid that problem as well as having to remember or record what your special casing was for a page.

               

              Try surfing around some of the highest-traffic sites in the world. Check the URLs... How often do you see mixed or upper case?