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dreamweaver site in a web container?

 
Clifford Adams
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I might be crazy, but I want to try this. We currently use dreamweaver for our intranet development (static html stuff) with java apps doing dynamic things in the background. Several times lately, I've thought I would love to have the power of jsp's at my disposal everywhere in the site. dreamweaver does put a couple special folders in the site root (_mm, _notes) for site configuration, but these shouldn't cause any troubles.

I also have 2 users editing their own content using Contribute, which may pose other complications. I may consider moving them to an online wysiwyg editor like tinymce or something. That would eliminate any contribute problems.

So, am I crazy?
 
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It's been years since I've touched Dreamweaver as it took away WAY too much control over the page code.

Not only would it choke on JSP content, it insisted on sticking all kinds of grody font tags and other such crap into the pages which completely screwed up the CSS styling. And don't get me started on all its Javascript goo.

I'd assume that today it'd be a lot smarter than back then, but I still avoid anything that thinks it can write code better than I can. I will only use tools that help me write the code versus trying to write it for me.

I'd only consider it for JSP development if the modern version has a "hands off the code" mode.
 
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P.S. Have you checked out its "little brother" HomeSite?
 
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DW actually creates pretty clean code as long as you aren't using some of the behaviors or javascript stuff. I actually only use code view. The only thing that keeps me wanting to keep using dw is templates and contribute.

templates will be largely unnecessary if everything is a jsp because I can do site-wide stuff with includes and css. Plus, Websphere studio has it's own template system I could use.

contribute would be mitigated if I wrote a cms-ish app to allow people to edit their pages. And now is the time to do it before I get any more requests for contribute sites!

I appear to be talking myself into dumping dreamweaver
 
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