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  • Unexpected character on published page

    When I publish my pages, I get unexpected characters at the top. Sometimes ">" or ">>" and sometimes a long string? Only when there is a component on the page.

  • #2
    Re: Unexpected character on published page

    Dan,

    The > character is the end of an html tag, for example, <p> is the html paragraph tag.

    If, somehow, you get an extra close tag (or two) they will print on the page, so
    <p>>Hello world</p>
    will print as
    >Hello world

    You can find them by looking at the page source.

    Pat
    Pat Bremkamp
    MindKicks Consulting

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    • #3
      Re: Unexpected character on published page

      thanks Pat:
      I can't find anything like that. It's a real mystery:

      Here is the entire page:

      <!doctype html public "-//w3c//dtd html 4.0 transitional//en">
      <html><head><title>Venues</title><link rel=stylesheet type=text/css
      href="a5res:defaultStyle\(default)" media=screen><link rel=stylesheet
      type=text/css href="a5res:defaultStyle\(default)" media=screen><%a5
      dim request.variables.__ajax as c = default ""
      'Only run if not in an Ajax callback.
      if request.variables.__ajax = "" then
      Delete tmpl_ent_menu
      DIM tmpl_ent_menu as P
      tmpl_ent_menu = a5w_load_component("ent_menu") 'SYSTEM GENERATED COMMENT - PLEASE DO NOT REMOVE (LOAD:ent_menu)
      'Following code allows you to override settings in the saved component, and specify the component alias (componentName property).
      'Each component on a page must have a unique alias (componentName property).
      with tmpl_ent_menu
      location = "[Venues]"
      componentName = "ent_menu"
      end with
      '=======================================compute the HTML for the Component=======================================
      delete x_ent_menu
      dim x_ent_menu as p
      x_ent_menu = a5w_run_Component(tmpl_ent_menu) 'SYSTEM GENERATED COMMENT - PLEASE DO NOT REMOVE (RUN:tmpl_ent_menu)
      ?x_ent_menu.Output.Head.JavaScript
      ?x_ent_menu.Output.Head.CSS_Link
      end if 'end test in Ajax callback
      %><!--Alpha Five Temporary Code Start - Will be automatically removed when page is published --><!--CSS for tmpl_ent_menu --><link
      rel=stylesheet type=text/css
      href="file:///C:/Program Files/a5v9/css/Modern/components/a5navsysToolbar/style.css"><!--Alpha Five Temporary Code End --><link
      rel=stylesheet type=text/css href="a5res:defaultStyle\(default)"
      media=screen><link rel=stylesheet type=text/css
      href="a5res:defaultStyle\(default)" media=screen><link rel=stylesheet
      type=text/css href="a5res:defaultStyle\(default)" media=screen><link
      rel=stylesheet type=text/css href="a5res:defaultStyle\(default)"
      media=screen><link rel=stylesheet type=text/css
      href="a5res:defaultStyle\(default)" media=screen><link rel=stylesheet
      type=text/css href="a5res:defaultStyle\(default)" media=screen>
      <meta content="text/html; charset=unicode" http-equiv=Content-type><link
      rel=stylesheet type=text/css href="a5res:defaultStyle\(default)" media=screen>
      <meta name=GENERATOR content="MSHTML 8.00.6001.18812"></head>
      <body class=ModernPageBODY>
      <p><strong><font size=7><font face=Arial>aQ<u>u</u>ity Software&nbsp;&nbsp;
      <em>Entertainment</em></font></font></strong></p>
      <table>
      <tbody>
      <tr>
      <td><!-- Navigation System --><%a5 ?x_ent_menu.Output.Body.navsysTBH %> </td></tr>
      <tr>
      <td>Place all page content here. </td></tr></tbody></table>
      <p></p>
      <p></p></body></html>

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      • #4
        Re: Unexpected character on published page

        <link rel=stylesheet type=text/css
        href="a5res:defaultStyle\(default)" media=screen><link rel=stylesheet
        type=text/css href="a5res:defaultStyle\(default)" media=screen>
        -Suggest you remove above code, in source view then save then repbublish

        This is part of an MS Update problem "Update KB956844"

        Solutions either uninstall said update,

        or every time you publish a page remove code,
        -
        This is caused by using the WYSIWYG editor, so if you don't use it you are safe.

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        • #5
          Re: Unexpected character on published page

          I tried removing the code you suggested and still had some trouble. However, I then un-installed "Update KB956844" and that seems to have fixed my problem. Thank you so very much...

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          • #6
            Re: Unexpected character on published page

            Absolutely the fix to this. I had to remove it again yesterday. I cannot shut down auto update, due to our network policies.

            This leads me to post another question........
            David Shaw
            Manager of Media Services and User Support
            Cleveland Museum of Art
            Cleveland, Ohio

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            • #7
              Re: Unexpected character on published page

              Your options for the "Update KB956844" issue are:

              to wait for V10 to be released and upgrade since its fixed there,
              hope that Alpha issues a patch to V9 to fix the problem (I hope too),
              keep the Update KB956844 off your system,
              upgrade your OS to Vista or Windows7
              or move your projects to a new machine with Vista or Win7.
              Steve Wood
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