Web experiences and tips
Wichtige sicherheits-begriffe (aus Neue Luzerner Zeitung 2005-04-25)
Regeln zum gebrauch des Internets (lange fassung, kurze fassung)
Questions you might ask a web-hoster
My favorite Web tools
Experience with DreamWeaver (6.0)
- DreamWeaver from Macromedia .
- Search and replace in a set of files (a file grep) from Funduc SW .
- Paintshop Pro and Animation Shop from Jasc Inc. .
- HomeSite from Allaire , now also Macromedia.
- CSS editor TopStyle from Bradsoft
- CSE HTML Validator form AI Internet Solutions.
- A WinBatch program written by myself to edit Meta Tags. A screenshot illustrates its use.
- WS_FTP Pro from Ipswitch.
- Perl Builder from SolutionSoft.
- JavScript editor by E-Software Team.
- HTML Power Tools (Meta manager, HTML analyser, spell checker, image scanner, search, date stamper, rule base editor) by Tali.com
- Opera browser - once fitted on a diskette and has still a small footprint. Most standards compliable browser.
For documentation tools D+DD uses, see section documentation.
Exception throw in native function
On 2004-07-08 suddenly I got the following error in DreamWeaver when copying and pasting arbitrary items within the application:
At line 77 of file "H:\WebWorks\Dreamweaver MX\Configuration\Shared\MM\Scripts\event.js": exception throw in native function
Similar errors (with other line numbers in other script files) occurred when trying to save, change anything in code view etc. The paste error did not occur when pasting items copied outside of DreamWeaver (e.g. from TextPad).
I searched the web and found various variants of the "exception throw in native function", collected the ideas and put my own ones on top of the list:
- Starting Windows without inits.
- Switch off the firewall (ZoneAlarm) and the virus protection (Kaspersky).
jscript.dll. This dll is not used by DreamWeaver.
- Corrupt site cache file in DW - recreate the site cache.
- Incompatible extension from dw3/4 - inactivate all DW-extensions.
- Somebody reported success with placing the source files onto the desktop, then working on them with DW and afterwards copying them back to the site-folder.
This last idea finally solved my problem
Everything was ok as long as no
css file was attached to the
source. I could work as intended! As soon as I tried to attach the
file, DW delivered the infamous error message.
I inspected the css file, and voilà:
Some application had removed a comment termination (
*/) and hence
css definitions were damaged. After fixing this DreamWeaver
I remember that the removal of the comment termination for the initial comment block had happened in the past years at least twice. I never found out 'who' that does! A restore operation from my backup revealed that the change of the css-file must have happened just the previous day (2004-07-07, 09:54:02).