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Weird characters at beginning of file (4 posts)

  • Started 8 years ago by mac-christian
  • Latest reply 8 years ago from Scott McGuire
  • mac-christian Member

    When I upload HTML files to a server (running WebTen software on MacOS 9) I end up with an uploaded file that has some weird character at the beginning of the file (just before the actual HTML code starts). I think it is random text, which has nothing to do with the file at all.

    When I edit the file on the server (using Command-J and BBEdit), I can remove these characters.

    I am using Fetch 5.0.4 (today upgraded to 5.0.5) on MacOS X 10.4.3 ("Tiger").

    How can I avoid this behaviour?

    Posted 8 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi,

    What text editor are you using to edit your HTML files?

    Thanks,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 8 years ago #

  • mac-christian Member

    Used the Taco HTML Edit on 10.4.3 - but it also happened with files previously edited (under OS 9) with BBEdit and other text/HTML editors. I am _not_ using anything like Dreamweaver etc.

    Christian.

    Posted 8 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi,

    It looks like the Taco HTML Edit folks have an FAQ about this issue. See:

    http://tacosw.com/htmledit/faq.php#encoding

    (See the "When I preview a document in a browser, I see strange characters. What should I do?" question.)

    Fetch is not adding the extra characters, Taco HTML Edit is. BBEdit will also add the extra characters - they are called a "BOM" to help text editors identify the encoding used in the file. The solution for the BBEdit files is the same as the one mentioned in the Taco HTML FAQ.

    Hope this helps,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    [This message has been edited by ScottMcGuire (edited 01-03-2006).]

    Posted 8 years ago #

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