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nelsons_column
11-12-2008, 10:05 AM
Hi all,

Curious problem has arisen here. I have dreamweaver mx 6.0. I have tried setting up a new connection to the site, nothing has changed.

This occurs on some pages of my site (but not all). I load the page (either local or remote, makes no difference), everything looks fine. I then scroll down, at which point all page content that should be viewable becomes invisible.
The code is there, and if I F12 the page, or look at the live version online, then all page content is there.

But for some reason, when scrolling down, the text, tables, graphics etc are not viewable in dreamweaver. Like I say, this happens on some, but not all of my pages. I cannot see a pattern as to why some pages are affected and some are not.

See the attached screenshot for an example. The area I have circled, and the area below that, should have a table with text visible.

Anybody got any suggestions?!
Cheers
Mike

domedia
11-12-2008, 12:41 PM
Never seen that before. Is your DW up to date?

edbr
11-13-2008, 12:35 AM
very strange, I guess the code should be checked but no idea

Cary
11-13-2008, 12:48 AM
But for some reason, when scrolling down, the text, tables, graphics etc are not viewable in dreamweaver. Like I say, this happens on some, but not all of my pages. I cannot see a pattern as to why some pages are affected and some are not.

Could be errors in your code. DW will ignore code it can't make sense of even when browsers go ahead and do what they can with the code you give them.

Try validating the code to see what you find.

nelsons_column
11-13-2008, 08:53 AM
Hmm, validating code really not my thing. The entire code for the one of the affected pages is pasted below, any able to spot anything?

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<?php
//this is needed on every page for the login to work
session_start();
//to display sub pages on the menu need to specify values here
$menu_id = "bulletins";
$menu_sub_id = "training";

?>
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
<head>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1" />
<title>Infectious Disease Research Network (IDRN) | Training Bulletin - Overseas Conferences</title>
<script language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript" src="../../../../scripts/scripts.js"></script>
<link href="../../../../css/main.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" />
</head>

<body onLoad="showHide('<?=$menu_id?>'); showHide('<?=$menu_sub_id?>');">

<?php include("../../../../includes/header.php"); ?>

<h1><a name="top" id="top"></a>Training Bulletin - Overseas Conferences </h1>
<p><a href="../index.php">&laquo; Back to Conferences</a> </p>
<table width="100%" class="content_box_table">
<tr>
<th scope="col">April 2009 </th>
</tr>
<tr>
<td><strong>Infectious Diseases: From Basic To Translational Research</strong><br />
<strong>Date: </strong>4-9 April 2009(travel grants available, see website)<strong><br />
Location: </strong>Cape Town, South Africa<strong><br />
Website/further information:<br />
</strong><a href="http://www.3dstats.com/cgi-bin/cft.cgi?usr=00001281F0468" target="_blank">http://www.esf.org/index.php?id=5123</a></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td><strong>25th Clinical Virology Symposium &amp; Society Annual Meeting</strong><br />
<strong>Date: </strong>19-22 April 2009<strong><br />
Location: </strong>Daytona Beach, Florida, USA<strong><br />
Website/further information:<br />
</strong><a href="http://hsc.usf.edu/nocms/medicine/medmicro/virology/page.htm" target="_blank">http://hsc.usf.edu/nocms/medicine/medmicro/virology/page.htm</a></td>
</tr>

<tr>
<td align="right"><a href="#top" class="link_block">^ Top</a></td>
</tr>
</table>
<table width="100%" class="content_box_table">
<tr>
<th scope="col">May 2009 </th>
</tr>
<tr>
<td><strong>European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID), 19th Annual Conference</strong><br />
<strong>Date: </strong>16-19 May 2009<strong><br />
Location: </strong>Helsinki, Finland<strong><br />
Website/further information:<br />
</strong><a href="http://www.escmid.org/eccmid2009" target="_blank">www.escmid.org/eccmid2009</a></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td><strong>XVIIth Congress of The International Society for Human and Animal Mycology 2009 </strong><br />
<strong>Date: </strong>25-29 May 2009<strong><br />
Location: </strong>Tokyo, Japan<strong><br />
Website/further information:<br />
</strong><a href="http://www.congre.co.jp/isham2009/greeting.html" target="_blank">http://www.congre.co.jp/isham2009/greeting.html</a></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td align="right"><a href="#top" class="link_block">^ Top</a></td>
</tr>
</table>
<table width="100%" class="content_box_table">
<tr>
<th scope="col">June 2009 </th>
</tr>
<tr>
<td><strong>FEMS 2009 - Microbes and Man - interdependence and future challenges</strong><br />
<strong>Date: </strong>28 June - 2 July 2009<strong><br />
Location: </strong>Gothenburg, Sweden<strong><br />
Website/further information:<br />
</strong><a href="http://www2.kenes.com/fems-microbiology/Pages/home.aspx" target="_blank">http://www2.kenes.com/fems-microbiology/Pages/home.aspx</a></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td align="right"><a href="#top" class="link_block">^ Top</a></td>
</tr>
</table>
<?php include("../../../../includes/footer.php"); ?>

</body>
</html>

edbr
11-13-2008, 08:57 AM
i would suspect
th scope="col">June 2009 </th> might not be supported

nelsons_column
11-13-2008, 09:25 AM
Will a new version of DW support the coding? Or any updates to 6.0 available that would help?

Cheers

nelsons_column
11-13-2008, 09:47 AM
Actually, looking at a similar page where this vanishing act doesnt happen...

<th scope="col">December 2008</th>

Identical code, but not the same effect. This is confusing me greatly...!

edbr
11-13-2008, 10:31 AM
i just tested your code locally and it worked fine (in FF at least.what is the live url?

nelsons_column
11-13-2008, 10:44 AM
Test site at the moment, but this works fine for me live, in both Chrome and IE.

http://s106175301.websitehome.co.uk/idrn_new/bulletins/training_bulletin/conferences/

This page works fine when editing. But click on the 'overseas conferences' link, its that page that I am having problems with (amongst others on the new test site).
As further examples, I am also have same vanishing content problem with the home page and the events page. Yet when viewed live, they appear fine. I can also edit the invisible content, albeit its a lot of guesswork as to what I've entered...!

Just to add, I've added the 6.1 update to my DW MX Education version, makes no difference.
Is my DW just a bit screwed?!

My replies might be a bit slower now, away from a pc for a few hours. Any thoughts gratefully received though!

Cheers

domedia
11-13-2008, 12:57 PM
#1 thing to do when you see something unexpected is to debug your code in a validator. I don't see how you can do development without being able to spot errors in your code.

Cary
11-13-2008, 10:52 PM
Test site at the moment, but this works fine for me live, in both Chrome and IE...

This page works fine when editing. But click on the 'overseas conferences' link, its that page that I am having problems with (amongst others on the new test site).

As further examples, I am also have same vanishing content problem with the home page and the events page. Yet when viewed live, they appear fine. I can also edit the invisible content, albeit its a lot of guesswork as to what I've entered...!

I can't see anything wrong. It may be a problem with the site definition in DW. Are all the include paths correct?