XSL tag appears in a textbox instead of the correct value in SharePoint Designer 2007 or in FrontPage 2003

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Symptoms
You create a textbox inside a Data View Web Part in Microsoft Office SharePoint Designer 2007 or in Microsoft Office FrontPage 2003. When you try to populate the Initial Value box of the textbox with an Extensible Stylesheets Language (XSL) attribute tag to represent the value of that field, the textbox may display the XSL tag. When you preview the page, the tag does not resolve to the value that the tag represents.
Cause
When you put a tag in the Initial Value box, the textbox displays the text that you type in the Initial Value box.
Resolution
To resolve this issue, replace the XSL tag with the name of the field. To do this, follow these steps:

SharePoint Designer 2007

  1. Start SharePoint Designer 2007, and then open the page that you are having problems with.

    Note To create a textbox in SharePoint Designer 2007, in the Toolbox pane, under Form Controls, right-click Input (text), and then click Insert.
  2. Double-click the textbox to display the Properties dialog box.
  3. In the Initial Value box, type the name of the field that you want to appear in the textbox surrounded with curly braces and preceded by the @ symbol, and then click OK.

    For example, if you want to display the value of the Title field in the textbox, type {@Title} in the Initial Value box of the textbox.
  4. On the File menu, click Save.
  5. On the File menu, click Preview in Browser and select the browser you want to view the page in.

FrontPage 2003

  1. Start FrontPage 2003, and then open the page that you are having problems with.

    Note To create a textbox in FrontPage 2003, point to Form on the Insert menu, and then click textbox.
  2. Double-click the textbox to display the Properties dialog box.
  3. In the Initial Value box, type the name of the field that you want to appear in the textbox surrounded with curly braces and preceded by the @ symbol, and then click OK.

    For example, if you want to display the value of the Title field in the textbox, type {@Title} in the Initial Value box of the textbox.
  4. On the File menu, click Save.
  5. In the text lower-left corner of the FrontPage 2003 Design window, click Preview.
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Article ID: 817119 - Last Review: 01/17/2015 15:39:42 - Revision: 4.0

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