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A couple problems with editing HTML

First I'd like to say I just stumbled across this program and am very very very impressed.  :-)

However, when I write something in HTML view, then switch to normal view, then back, the formatting of the HTML tags (spaces, indenting, etc.) is usually messed up, tags are capitalized, and tags are sometimes added (like <tbody>).

Is this a bug?  By design?  Is there a workaround other than using an external HTML editor?

Also, when I try and edit something in an external editor (I've tried Frontpage, Textpad, and NoteTab), I can't seem to save my changes.  I can edit it, but then have to copy and paste any changes back into CityDesk.

Again is this a bug or by design?  Not like it's a big deal, but the combination of the two bugs (or missing features, if that's the more applicable term) is slightly annoying.

Cody Hatch
Sunday, May 19, 2002

These doesn't answer all your questions about the HTML edity but.

http://discuss.fogcreek.com/CityDesk/default.asp?cmd=show&ixPost=2585&ixReplies=6

http://discuss.fogcreek.com/CityDesk/default.asp?cmd=show&ixPost=1841&ixReplies=6

Can't help you on external editor problems.  It works great for me but here is some old discussion.  I thought SP1 fixed it:

http://discuss.fogcreek.com/CityDesk/default.asp?cmd=show&ixPost=1553&ixReplies=20

tk
Sunday, May 19, 2002

Thank you for the pointers.  I hope that greater customizability in the HTML editor might be slated for a later version?  At the moment I find it to be very annoying - I only really need a WYSIWYG editor for features the built in CityDesk one dosn't support (doing complicated table stuff), and for everything else, I prefer to "hand code" it, which the built in editor promptly messes up.  :-)  But hey, there's plenty of external editors, so it's not a big problem.

On the other hand, the fact that I can't save in external editors is annoying.  Frontpage has a similar ability to use an external editor; I checked and I can use it just fine.

Cody Hatch
Monday, May 20, 2002

Most of my HTML is generated and managed outside of CD. My standard operating procedure for any CD document is to Select All and replace the `current' HTML with the HTML generated outside. That way I am completely independent of any CD processes.

While this is a mild annoyance, I find in practice that it really isn't enough trouble to complain about. I much prefer this strategy, BTW, to any `improved' CD editor where I'd have to learn a new editing language.

David Ness
Monday, May 20, 2002

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