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5169Re: [NH] non SGML errors . . . lot's of them

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  • sisterscape
    Jun 3, 2005
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      Thanks for the suggestion Jody. The problem is that NoteTab isn't
      seeing them! I have been wroking with the files as usual and wasn't
      aware anything was amiss until I tried validation.

      Bit as I responded earlier. An install on another server - same
      template, same files validated without a problem. That makes me think
      it's a server configuration issue - Mac vs PC RedHat.

      Any suggestions on that front?


      --- Jody <kjv-av1611@...> wrote:

      > Hi loro & sisterscape,
      > Just a short comment - long version below. If NoteTab sees binary
      > characters it will mark the opened file as read-only. In this
      > case, it would probably be safe to click on Document and uncheck
      > Read-only if it is checked. Then do your replacements.
      > >> suggestion 'I used the Edit button in IE to get it into
      > >> NoteTab.' makes absolutely no sense to me. Apologies for being
      > >> so dense . . . but could you explain a bit more? I really need
      > >> to get a handle on this.
      > >
      > >No, it's I that am dense. I was tired and didn't explain
      > >properly. I have added NoteTab at Tools | Internet Options |
      > >Programs | HTML Editor. That is, it comes up when I use Edit, not
      > >View Source. When I first posted I didn't think about that I had
      > >used the Edit button to get your code. For some reason the file
      > >sometimes comes up as partly binary when I do and I have no idea
      > >why that is so. If I download the same file with some other
      > >method I don't get the binary warning.
      > >
      > >So I don't know. Maybe you could select the "illegal" space and
      > >just do a Find and Replace. Can't check since the oddities are
      > >gone now. Did you copy-paste from Word or some other Office
      > >program or did WordPress put them in?
      > Please understand what Help says (below) before making changes to
      > binary documents such as *.doc, and *.exe, etc. I suggest you
      > read this in full as well.
      > Some servers and programs add a binary character at the end of the
      > files. This is usually the case when you know they are text based
      > files such as.txt and .htm. NoteTab detects the character and
      > warns you that it may be a binary file like .doc, .jpg. NoteTab
      > replaces the null character (binary value of no importance
      > usually) with a replacement character. That assumes you have your
      > binary features checked under the Files tab in Options. You can
      > see the character in Options | File | Binary Replace Character.
      > When NoteTab replaces it it also marks the file as read-only in
      > NoteTab.
      > You have a couple of options to take. One is if you know for sure
      > the file is a text based file, take it out of read-only from the
      > Document menu at the bottom and then Ctrl+End to get to the bottom
      > of the document. This assumes that is where the binary/null
      > character is and where they are normally inserted at. The NoteTab
      > default replacement character is the center dot/center period. If
      > you see it at the bottom, delete it and then save the file. If you
      > upload to the server and then download again, and the same thing
      > happens you can use the second option.
      > The second option is to uncheck all the binary warnings in Options
      > | Files. You can get there from the View menu. There are three
      > binary options to be concerned with. Actually, you can leave the
      > warnings there if you don't mind the error message every time you
      > open one of these files. If you turn off all three, then just
      > remember that you did so and do not try to edit true binary files
      > like .doc (MS Word) files - you will surely corrupt them.
      > The following is from Help (under the File tab in Options).
      > Filter Binary Codes:
      > By default, if you try to load a file that contains null
      > characters (a character with a decimal value of 0), NoteTab will
      > treat the first occurring null as the end of the file. This
      > option lets you override this behavior by allowing NoteTab to
      > substitute null characters with another character – defined in
      > the "Substitute Binary Character" field. When set, you can load
      > the full content of any type of file (including binaries).
      > Important: saving files which have had characters substituted
      > will not restore the control character! This option slows the
      > loading of large files, so do not set it if you use only true
      > text files.
      > Warn Partial Loading:
      > Warns if a file has only been partially loaded due to the
      > presence of null characters. This option has no effect if "Filter
      > Binary Codes" is set.
      > Warn Binaries Substituted:
      > Displays a warning message if binary characters have been
      > substituted in the loaded document.
      > Happy HTML'n!
      > Jody
      > http://www.notetab.net
      > http://www.clean-funnies.com
      > http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ntb-html

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