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Dreamweaver and Absolute Image References

anyone have a hack?



5:01 pm on Nov 9, 2005 (gmt 0)

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This has been mentioned before, but I've never seen a solution. When images are referenced absolutely, Dreamweaver MX 2004 can't display them in "design view".

I am forced to work with absolutely referenced images all day, every day, and having to guess which image is which is a pain. Does anyone have a hack to get around this? Doing a global search/replace works, but it's a waste of time, especially when I have to do it twice for each file I work on, first to get them all locally referenced, and then to change them all back to absolute references. When you add in the time it takes to copy all the images to a temporary directory, it just seems really wasteful.

If there isn't a solution for MX 2004, maybe someone can tell me if Dreamweaver 8 has this same issue? I might be able to convince my boss to spring for an upgrade if I knew for sure this was fixed.

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1:48 am on Nov 10, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I've upgraded to DW8, and if the type of reference you are talking about is something like:


then Dreamweaver 8 will display it correctly in design view.


11:42 pm on Nov 11, 2005 (gmt 0)

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When you set up a site you can point to the root and image directory. Once you do that it will figure everything out.


9:14 pm on Nov 12, 2005 (gmt 0)

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monkeythumpa, the problem is that i'm working on local HTML files, with remote images. So the HTML file is saved on my desktop, and then the images are referenced absolutely like this:

<img src="http://www.example.com/images/client/blah.jpg">

I work on tons of images each day, so saving an additional local copy isn't really an option, which I think is the only way creating a site with a default images directory would help. If I missed something in your post, definitely let me know...

jonrichd, thanks for the heads up. Pending other solutions, I'll be checking out DW8 this week, and convincing my boss to spring for an upgrade...


2:50 pm on Mar 13, 2008 (gmt 0)

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This is an old thread now, but just in case anyone is trying to find the solution to the Remote Images issue with later versions of Dreamweaver, they released a fix to enable you to disable the display of remote images.