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Chapter 1. Dreamweaver Configuration and... > How Dreamweaver Is Configured

How Dreamweaver Is Configured

Like other commercial applications, the core of the Dreamweaver application is written in the C programming language. Unlike other programs, however, the Dreamweaver core allows the application to call on external files to construct much of its interface and execute its various functions. These external files are written in a combination of HTML, JavaScript, and XML. They are stored in the Dreamweaver application folder, in a subfolder called Configuration. Unlike the core application, the configuration files are easily and fully editable within a text editor, so they are open to examination and alteration.

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Why can’t we open and edit most commercial programs or the core Dreamweaver application? Programming languages such as C are compiled languages, which means that programs written in those languages must be compiled into non-editable packages called executables. JavaScript, on the other hand, which creates the functionality of Dreamweaver extensions, is an interpreted language. Script files that are created in JavaScript remain in editable text format and are processed at runtime by an interpreting application, such as a browser or the Dreamweaver core application.



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