Author Archive: jeberwein

When saving files Dreamweaver always shows the Save As Template prompt

(TechNote) When you try to save a non-template file (for example, a .html file), Dreamweaver always shows the Save As Template dialog box.

This usually means that your non-template file contains Dreamweaver template markup tags. This can occur if you saved a template file (a .dwt file) as a .htm file (or .php, .asp, etc.). This is not the correct way to create a new page from a template.

Protecting ASP JavaScript server behaviors from SQL injection vulnerability

(TechNote) Some databases let you send multiple SQL statements in a single query. Because of this, there are potential security risks when you pass parameters in a query string to a dynamically generated database query. Hackers might try to modify URL or form variables in a dynamic query by appending malicious SQL statements to existing parameters. This is often referred to as a SQL injection attack. Some of the server behavior code created by Dreamweaver should be modified to reduce the risk of SQL injection attacks. For more background information on SQL injection, see this Wikipedia article.

Debugging JSP pages

(TechNote) Debugging Methods
There are several different approaches to choose from when debugging JSP pages. For example, the error.jsp page can be used to capture runtime exceptions. However, other methods of debugging are also available. In some cases, a different strategy may prove to be more useful.

Macintosh installation stops with 190 items left to install

(TechNote) When you install Dreamweaver 8 on a Macintosh system, the installation stalls with “190 items left to install”. At that point, the installation process searches the Macintosh hard drive and hangs.

Framesets cannot be previewed when the testing server is remote

(TechNote) View > Live Data, or Preview In Browser, do not function if the Testing Server category of the Dreamweaver site definition is set to anything but “none”. Depending on what types of pages you have in your frameset, you will see one of these two warnings pop-up in Dreamweaver when you try to go into Live Data view or Preview In Browser.

If you run Preview in Browser on a frameset, then this message displays:

Framesets cannot be previewed when the testing server is remote. Would you like to preview the frameset locally?

If your frameset consists of server-side files (e.g. ASP files) and you run View > Live Data, then this message displays:

The testing server did not execute any of the scripts in your document. Possible explanations include:

1) The testing server is not running.
2) The testing server ignores files with the “.asp” file extension.
3) Your document does not contain any scripts.

Dreamweaver 8 for Windows loses FTP login settings

(TechNote) Some Windows users are reporting that their FTP usernames and passwords in their Dreamweaver site definitions are deleted when they close and re-open Dreamweaver 8 or when they reboot their machine. This issue does not occur in earlier versions of Dreamweaver.

Download SubInACL from Microsoft to fix permission issues that prevent the Flash Player Installation

(TechNote) The Flash Player may fail to install due to incorrect permissions in the registry. Before you download the Microsoft tool and follow these instructions, try this first: How to fix almost all Flash Player issues.

Additionally, if you don’t have administrator access, then you may not be able to install the Flash Player successfully. Permissions can be tricky but, in general, you should be able to install and use the Adobe Flash Player if your system administrator gives you full access. Windows users should be familiar with Registry permissions required for Flash Player install or update (TechNote tn_19148).

Troubleshooting Macromedia Flash Player for Linux and Solaris

(TechNote) This document provides troubleshooting guidelines for users of the Macromedia Flash Players for Linux and Solaris. These players are available for download from Macromedia Web Player Alternates.

Flash Player upgrade for operating systems that do not support Flash Player 8

(TechNote) Due to recent enhancements and features added to Macromedia Flash Player 8, certain operating systems are no longer supported for playback of Flash movies. Starting with the Flash Player 8 release, Macromedia Flash Player is no longer available for Microsoft Windows 95, Microsoft Windows NT, or classic Macintosh operating systems.

Legacy versions of Macromedia Flash Player have security and stability issues that are corrected in Flash Player 8. Users who cannot install or upgrade to Flash Player 8 should download and install the Flash Player version 7r68 included in this TechNote to take advantage of security updates for Flash Player 7.

Macromedia recommends that all Flash Player users on supported systems upgrade to the most recent version of the player through the Player Download Center.

Troubleshooting Adobe Flash Player for Intel-based Macs

(TechNote) This document provides troubleshooting guidelines for users of Adobe Flash Player and Intel-based Macs. Users can download the final release of Flash Player 9 (formerly known as Flash Player 8.5) that runs natively on Intel-based Macs.