I have no skills or knowledge of Filemaker - beyond just taking a quick look at its web site.wacole1213 wrote:This is my first pass at using BlueGriffon. My first skill is not web development, but FileMaker programming.
I think that is where your problem lies. Neither BlueGriffon (nor even KompoZer) can handle HTML4.0. The oldest DOCTYPE they recognise is HTML4.01.I have a number of HTML files for a help system that were prepared with LibreOffice 5.x under Windows 10. The document line on these files is:
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN">
"Transitional" (aka "Loose") means when checking for conformance with W3C standards a more lax approach is taken and some code that would meet the older HTML3.2 standard would be accepted.It did not cross my mind - until now - that the default document type for BlueGriffon is HTML5 and so I had made changes to those documents in HTML5 but saved those to an HTML4 Transitional [whatever that means] document.
Almost certainly BlueGriffon is using CSS3 code to apply the borders and this isn't recognised by WebViewer.All of this started because even though the documents preview just fine in BlueGriffon, they do not display [missing borders, mostly] properly when used with the web rendering engine [FileMaker 13 WebViewer - which uses IE] built into my application development environment. I don't know - though I suspect it doesn't - if the WebViewer rendering engine handles HTML5.
There's no facility change the DOCTYPE of a file once loaded. The best you can do is create a new document with the desired DOCTYPE and paste in the content.A couple of questions which I did not find answers to in the manual [I did buy a license]:
1. Is it possible to change the default document type in BlueGriffon [temporarily] to HTML4?
I suppose you could test an earlier version of BlueGriffon to see if you get the same results as I do. They are available at:2. I do have backups of my HTML4 help files. If I restore them, how do I bring them into BlueGriffon and save them as HTML4 rather than HTML5?
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