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Lesson 15. Extending Dreamweaver > Generating Reports for a Site

Generating Reports for a Site

During the testing of your site, you can compile and generate reports on several HTML attributes by using the Reports command. This command lets you check several options, including to search for untitled documents and redundant nested tags. You can run reports on a single document, a folder, or the entire site to help you troubleshoot and find potential problems before publishing your site.

Select the Reports folder in the Lesson_15_Custom folder in the Site window. Choose Site > Reports.

The Reports dialog box opens.

Choose Selected Files In Site from the Report On drop-down menu. Leave all the options in the Workflow area unchecked. Check all the options in the HTML Reports area.

You can choose to run reports on the Current Document, Entire Local Site, Selected Files In Site, and Folder.

Click Run to create the report.

A list of results displays in the Results window.

Click Save Report to save the report.

All reports are saved as XML files with the .xml file extension.

The Reports command lists problems in your pages but does not fix them.


After running the reports, you can use Clean Up HTML by opening an individual page and choosing Commands > Clean Up HTML. This command fixes many but not all of the problems found in the site report. A dialog box will appear with a number of items you can chose to have Dreamweaver remove: Empty Tags, Redundant Nested Tags, Non-Dreamweaver HTML Comments, Dreamweaver HTML Comments, and Specific Tag(s). You can also choose to combine nested <font> tags when possible and to show the log on completion. The log will give you a detailed list of what changes were made to the document.

You can close this file.



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