|Why are web editors read-only? [message #817147]
||Fri, 09 March 2012 12:56
| Reinhardt Christiansen
Registered: March 2010
I'm not sure if this is the right place to ask this so please redirect me if I'm in the wrong place.|
Several weeks ago, I installed Web Page Editor. [I'm running Eclipse 3.7.1 on Windows XP SP3 (32-bit)]. I don't recall any error messages but the details are getting hazy. Upon trying Web Page Editor, I found that I could view my HTML and CSS documents and the documents were nicely color-coded as you'd expect with a good editor. But when I clicked on the document in the editor and tried to edit, it refused to accept any input whatever. I couldn't insert even a single blank character or delete a character or overtype a character. It stubbornly refused to let me edit at all. I fiddled with preferences and made sure that my file extensions - most of my files have an .shtml extension - were associated with the Web Page Editor. None of that helped though.
I tried removing Web Page Editor and installing the whole WTP package. The same thing happened: I could view my documents and they seemed properly formatted but I couldn't edit at all. I installed Web Page Editor alongside WTP. No improvement. I did various experiments to get the editors to edit but nothing worked. I didn't have the patience to mess with it any more and just edited my files in my old editor.
Today, I tried again and got the same behaviour. If I open the file in the editor, I can only read it but not change it. There has to be a sensible explanation for this, like a setting that I need to change or a pre-requisite that I need to install, so I'm asking today in the hope that you can help me get one or the other (or both) of WTP or Web Page Editor to actually edit my HTML and CSS.
I'm really just editing HTML and CSS documents for now although more advanced needs may materialize in due course. I've been lead to believe that Web Page Editor is all I really need for that purpose and that WTP is overkill for my immediate needs but I'm quite willing to go for the overkill as long as I can get the key functionality - the ability to edit rather than just view HTML and CSS documents - to work.
So, what do I do to get this working?
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