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Dreamweaver templates: inserted code vs external javascript file

   
6:46 pm on May 3, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Hi there

I am designing a site in Dreamweaver using templates. These templates use rollover images. The code that DW uses for the rollover I have abstracted out into a separate javascript file, which is linked to in the header. Further, I am using window.onload() to call the preloader instead of the <body> onload event. All this works fine.

The problem is that every time I make a change to the template, DW re-inserts the rollover code into the head of the HTML file, and reinserts the preloader code into the <body> tag.

Is there a way I can prevent this from happening?

...Mike

8:54 pm on May 3, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Well, I have found the answer to half of my problem.

The structure of the rollover bit looks like this:

<a href="index.html" onMouseOut="MM_swapImgRestore()" onMouseOver="MM_swapImage('home','','common/home2.jpg',0)"><img src="common/home1.jpg" name="home" width="61" height="25" border="0"></a>

The important bit is the ,0 at the end of the JS call MM_swapImage('home','','common/home2.jpg',0) which is the preloader flag. When set to 1, it preloads, and 0 it does not. So, I changed all the ,1 to ,0 in the rollover links in the templates, and presto, the onLoad method is gone.

So now I just have to find a way to keep the JS from being inserted.

...Mike

 

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