HTML on Mac interpreted as text. Help?
- From: Chris Beall <Chris_Beall@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 08 Dec 2005 03:11:15 GMT
(Was 'HTML editor for Mac?')
I use Windows. My daughter has a Mac (OSX 10.2.8, I think). She is far away, so I can't look over her shoulder.
She is trying to create a web page. She has used two programs, Textedit and Appleworks, to generate source files. When these source files are opened by Safari, they are displayed as...source files, i.e. the HTML tags are displayed as written and are not actioned. Safari does not recognize the files as HTML.
The file has been given an .html extension.
She has tried dragging the file and dropping it on Safari.
She has tried opening Safari and then doing a File, Open on the source file.
She has tried opening the file with IE:
- If the file was created with Appleworks, IE displays the source.
- If the file was created with Textedit, IE says it doesn't know how to open that kind of file.
There's clearly some basic concept she is missing here. I am no help. I did some searches on the Apple website, but it's hard to even come up with search terms for this situation.
The simplest file she tested contained only two lines: <html> Hi!
I know that wouldn't get through the W3C validator, but on Windows, if such a file has an .html extension, it is correctly displayed as simply "Hi!".
Anybody know what the missing link is?
Thanks, Chris Beall
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