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strange characters editing template

Strange behavior indeed. I'm editing a template, trying to add some stuff in HTML mode. I'm sure I screwed something up somewhere, but I can't figure out where. (I suspect that I'm missing either an HTML or cityscript delimiter somewhere.)

Anway, there is a bug in something that causes CD to inject all kinds of strange text into my template when I switch back and forth from Normal->HTML mode. Worse, Undo doesn't work after you perform such a switch. I'll send my .cty file to the cd email address, but I'm wondering if anyone else has seen such problems.

Brian St. Pierre
Wednesday, March 20, 2002

What kind of strange characters?

Joel Spolsky
Wednesday, March 20, 2002

Sorry for replying so late. I sent the .cty file along and got a response asking to reproduce it. I did, and sent a screenshot of the resulting mess.

"Strange characters" I guess is the wrong thing to say. I should have said "nonsense html", because that is more what it is like. I managed to get rid of out of the state by doing the following:

- delete the offending lines (and a couple before and after for good measure)
- save & close
- reopen and add back in what I was trying to do when the error occurred

I could be convinced to attempt to reproduce this if necessary or desirable.

Brian St. Pierre
Tuesday, March 26, 2002

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