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Master Visually®: Dreamweaver® CS4 and Flash® CS4 Professional by Rob Huddleston

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Chapter 12. Work with (X)HTML Code

Edit Source Code

While Dreamweaver provides a powerful visual editing environment, you will often need to directly edit the underlying code on a page. You can do so in either Code view or Split view.

Most Web pages are written in (X)HTML, a fairly simple, text-based markup language that describes the structure and, to an extent, presentation of a document to a program such as a Web browser so that it can be properly displayed. In addition to (X)HTML, Web pages frequently also contain code for CSS and JavaScript, and possibly other programming languages such as ColdFusion.

You can edit any text-based language in Dreamweaver. When editing code, you get helpful code hinting that prompts you for the correct language ...

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