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From: Rod Dav4is <>
Subject: Re: [FreeHelp] Printing & Computer Hangup
Date: Tue, 18 Jul 2006 06:45:34 -0400
Firstly, you really should try to learn at least the basics of HTML.
It will help you to understand what the HTML validator will tell you
about what's wrong with any page. http://validator.w3.org/
Secondly, the validator reveals some serious structural problems
with your page, some of which were done by CoffeeCup and some by you.
1. CC has placed a Noscript tag in the Head section. Not allowed,
causing closing of the Head section.
2. You have inserted some Html code (Centering), with a Style and a
Div. These were placed before the Body section, where the Div is
not permitted. The misplaced Div causes closing the Head section
and opening an implicit Body. This, in turn, causes the coded
Body tag to be ignored.
3. The Div mentioned above is never closed.
>My RootsWeb Freepages address = Homepage of Ruth Swanson McGowen http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~mcgen/index.html
>My genealogy page was created using CoffeeCup VisualSite Designer (v. 3.0) and looks just fine on screen. Problems occur when I attempt to print.
>First, on some computers any attempt to print one or more pages is immediately met with a message that IE has encountered a problem and needs to close. Repeated attempts to print are met with the same message.
>Second, on other computers I am allowed to print out, but the first two pages are blank (except for the RootsWeb banner at the top of the first blank page) and the text material with the Ancestry.com banner starts printing on the 3rd page. Thus, what would normally be page 1 of my printed material is designated as page 3 and so on. In other words, a 10 page document will have 12 pages, with the first two pages being blank (except for the RootsWeb banner at the top of the first blank page).
>It has been suggested (by Pat at, WEBMASTER Help Desk ) that:
>"CoffeeCup has used absolute positioning for design/background elements. The spacing of those background elements is allowed for, before the page content is displayed on the printed version.
>"I'm afraid you will need to remove those absolute positioning tags. If you need help in doing that, please post to the Freepages-Help mailing list. There are lots of friendly and helpful folks on that list who will be glad to walk you through specifics of page design."
>Unfortunately, I know nothing about HTML. I hope that someone on this Help Mail list might provide some ideas (if not HTML code) on how to solve the problems.
>Any help or suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
Regards, Rod Dav4is / P.O. Box 118 / Hyde Park, NY 12538 / USA
Genealogy, et Cetera: http://freepages.rootsweb.com/~dav4is/
446 ancestral & collateral families, mostly 17°-19° century
New England & European roots. Total population: 107,600+
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