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How is this sites code locked-can't be edited?



11:49 pm on Oct 31, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I found a site that has the template code locked so it cannot be edited. I have been trying for half an hour to edit it in Dreamweaver, deleting almost all the webpage code, but what little bit I leave is still locked.
I had to edit it in Notepad but when I put the code into Dreamweaver it cannot be edited:


How is this done, never saw it before...

[edited by: engine at 6:30 pm (utc) on Nov. 1, 2007]
[edit reason] See TOS [webmasterworld.com] [/edit]


1:24 pm on Nov 1, 2007 (gmt 0)

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That page is a child page of a template page. It sounds like you're trying to edit an uneditable area. You need to edit the template itself, not the child of the template.


6:04 pm on Nov 1, 2007 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member jtara is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member

Um, aren't these templates copyrighted? It appears to be a company that creates sites for lawyers.

I don't think it would be ethical for us to help you unlock it.

But... in any case, HTML is HTML is HTML. (And CSS is CSS.) If you can edit it in a text editor, and it's valid HTML/CSS, you should be able to edit it in Dreamweaver.

Maybe they figured that most people trying to plunder their designs would be using Dreamweaver, and found some trick to make Dreamweaver not want to edit it.


12:04 am on Nov 2, 2007 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member kaled is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member

A misplaced quote or some other error may have the effect of making the whole uneditable - validate it.



5:57 am on Nov 3, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Dreamweaver uses HTML comments to mark regions of HTML that correspond to a dreamweaver template. If you don't plan on using the templates, and you still plan on using dreamweaver, you'll have to remove those HTML comments in an external editor and then Dreamweaver shouldn't bark.

I never use Dreamweaver templates, but every now and then I'll have to code in dreamweaver, and it will bark at me, saying it can't make a such-and-such change because it is locked by a template Weird. And annoying.


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