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dandlyin
VP-ASP New User

USA
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Posted - May 03 2007 :  08:08:37  Show Profile  Visit dandlyin's Homepage  Reply with Quote
If anyone else decides to upgrade from Front Page to the MS replacement, Expression Web, you need to know of a technical flaw that impacts VP-ASP users. If you edit/publish templates from the program, it defaults to encode them as utf-8 and inserts a string of characters called a Byte Order Mark at the beginning of the document. With such a template odd characters appear in the header of all displays.
There is apparently no way to change the default behavior, as there was in Front Page. The only workaround I have found is to add a commented-out encoding declaration tag to each template. Example <!--<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1" >-->
If anyone knows of a better solution, I would appreciate hearing of it.
Dan Dotson

saki
VP-ASP New User

82 Posts

Posted - May 03 2007 :  09:58:30  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yes, a real problem. These article help explain it a bit and offers a suggestion.

http://by-expression.com/tutorials/characterset/index.aspx

http://www.95isalive.com/expression/index.html


Edited by - saki on May 03 2007 10:10:20
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support
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Posted - May 07 2007 :  21:59:19  Show Profile  Visit support's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Hi,

This is an issue when saving in UTF-8 format which we have outlined at the following helpnote:

http://www.vpasp.com/helpnotes/shopexd.asp?id=915

The following site offers assistance for changing the document encoding from many popular editors:

http://www.w3.org/International/questions/qa-setting-encoding-in-applications

Thanks

Michael
VPASP SUPPORT
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