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Old 09-19-2005, 07:44 AM   #1
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I am developing a new page for a web site already published with DW 2004.

If I try to see the page with a browser (Firefox, IE, Opera, doesn't matter), I get a message about updating the test server. "Update Copy on Testing Server?" is the heading. "This will update the file on the testing server." and "This might affect others working on the file. Proceed?"

I answer "Yes" but I don't get to see the new page I am developing in whatever browser starts up. I can see the new page by going to it directly from a browser address window, using the full URL. The page is not connected to the rest of the web site by any links yet.

(I would have inserted a screen capture of the message, but I don't know how to do that from the hard drive. The insert option seems to want an online image, not a hard drive image.)
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Old 09-19-2005, 09:13 AM   #2
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David, do you have a testing server configured oin the site definition?

   
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Old 09-19-2005, 09:48 AM   #3
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David, do you have a testing server configured oin the site definition?
Yes, but I thought I always did. See attachments. Can I remove it?
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If you use DW's ftp to upload files then you should fill that in. But I was wondering if you have a local server set up. See attachment.

I have never seen the message that you are seeing.
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Kelvyn,

Do I understand from your attachment to the previous message that I can change the Testing Server page to say None rather than what I have posted?

I think I will try that after I have dinner.

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Just what is a 'testing server' ?

I couldn't figure that one out when I was checking out my DW, and just let it lie. I can understand a local server, and a host/remote server, but the 'testing' verbage doesn't make sense standing alone (outside of a full s/w development environment).

   
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Just what is a 'testing server' ?
The testing server is one which is usually used for the development of dynamic sites, using PHP, asp etc. As the pages are generated by a script a normal WYSIWY(might)G view is useless, so the script is run on a server for testing - this can be a local or remore server to which DW is connected. This enables the dynamic pages to be seen as they would on a production server.

While most people use DW for generating static XHTML pages it is seriously good for dynamic site development. In "days of yore" there used to be two programs, DreamWeaver for straight XHTML and DreamWeaver UltraDev, which included the dynamic editing capability. They were combined into the one program a few years ago.

   
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Old 12-08-2005, 05:56 AM   #8
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I see that I answered I would try no testing server after dinner. Something must have happened, maybe TV or a book distraction, so I never tried it.

Off to check out what happens with no testing server.

Yes, Kelvyn, I am using DW FTP to post the production web site. I also have a web hosting company web site purely for testing/learning purposes.
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David, unlike Kelvyn, I have seen this message. It happens on my ASP.net photo web site when I want to view a change in the browser rather than the rather cranky and incomplete design view: I don't currently have the .net framework installed locally, so the changes have to be uploaded to the real server before I can preview them properly.

It's a warning that you will be updating your live site so if it's a current (live) page, anyone can see it. Not the case for you of course.
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Default Preview Works w/o Remote Info.

I find that the browser preview works just fine if I have no "Remote Info" or "Testing Server" posted for the site. It is annoying to have to put this information back to actually publish, though. Maybe the MM-exporter can help with this situation. I wouldn't mind so much if the updating to a test site was followed by the browser display of the page, but it isn't.

I think that Kelvyn is using a different program for the FTP, and that is why he doesn't see this message.

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David, unlike Kelvyn, I have seen this message. It happens on my ASP.net photo web site when I want to view a change in the browser rather than the rather cranky and incomplete design view: I don't currently have the .net framework installed locally, so the changes have to be uploaded to the real server before I can preview them properly.

It's a warning that you will be updating your live site so if it's a current (live) page, anyone can see it. Not the case for you of course.
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