FIX: The HTML tag may become distorted when you edit a segment of relative HTML text that is big and complex, or random Web code corruption occurs when you work on an ASP Web page in the Design view in Visual Studio 2008


You may experience one of the following problems when you use Microsoft Visual Studio 2008:
  • In Visual Studio 2008 IDE, when you open and edit a segment of relative HTML text that is big and complex, an HTML tag may become distorted. For example, "</i>" becomes "/i>," or "</h4>" becomes "/h4>." Additionally, some HTML fragments may be moved to other locations.
  • You open an ASP.NET Web application in Visual Studio 2008 IDE. In the Design view, you select a part of the content, you delete it, and then you paste a segment of text from Microsoft Word or Notepad. When you do this, a random segment of code appears near the previously selected text in the Source view.


This problem occurs because the HTMLed feature ignores the first set of changes from Fpac.msp for the relative page.


To resolve these problems, install Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 (SP1). For more information about Visual Studio 2008 SP1, visit the following Microsoft Web site:For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

945140 Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 release notes and a list of fixed issues

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After you install Visual Studio 2008 SP1, the META tag in FPAC will be changed from <meta name="GENERATOR" content="Microsoft FrontPage 6.0"> to <meta name="GENERATOR" content="Microsoft FrontPage 12.0">. The HTMLed feature will then cover all the changes for the relative page.

Article ID: 961932 - Last Review: Jan 21, 2009 - Revision: 1