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The following scenarios may occur when you try to update, to detach, or to attach a Dynamic Web Template to a page in Microsoft Expression Web, in Microsoft Office Designer 2007, or in Microsoft Office FrontPage 2003. Each scenario is presented together with its individual cause and workaround.
Note Back up your Web site before you try to use the workarounds that are listed in the following scenarios.
Scenario 1When you try to update or to detach a Dynamic Web Template (.dwt) file from multiple pages in Expression Web, in SharePoint Designer 2007, or in FrontPage 2003, the menu options are not available.
CauseThis issue may occur if the following conditions are true:
WorkaroundTo work around this issue, use one of the following methods.
Method 1: Open the attached page before updatingOpen each attached page before you update the Dynamic Web Template.
Method 2: Publish the FrontPage server-based Web site locallyPublish the FrontPage server-based Web site locally to a disk-based Web site, and then perform your required Dynamic Web Template updates. To publish your FrontPage server-based Web site locally to a disk-based Web site, follow these steps:
Scenario 2When you detach a Dynamic Web Template from a page, content from the template remains in the page.
CauseThis functionality is by design. When you detach a Dynamic Web Template, the content that is contained in the template remains in the page that the template was attached to.
WorkaroundTo remove the content of the Dynamic Web Template from the page when you detach the template in Expression Web, in SharePoint Designer 2007, or in FrontPage 2003, follow these steps:
Scenario 3When you attach a Dynamic Web Template to a page, some META tags in the page may be removed.
CauseThis functionality is by design. When you attach a Dynamic Web Template to a page, Expression Web, SharePoint Designer 2007, and FrontPage 2003 compare the page and the template. If a similar META tag exists in the target page in the same region, the META tag is not added to the page. Instead, the page retains the existing META tag. If a similar META tag does not exist in the target page in the same region, the META tag is added to the page.
WorkaroundIf a META tag does not have to be in all pages of your Web site, but it has to be part of the Dynamic Web Template, add the code to the editable section of the page near the title tag. This would look similar to the following example:
If a unique META tag must exist across all pages of your Web site, add the code to the editable section of the page under the BeginEditable "doctitle" tag and above the title tag. This would look similar to the following example:
Note Uniqueness is required at the key (http-equiv) level, and not for the value (content) level. The value (content) level may change across pages.
For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
840572For more information about issues that affect FrontPage 2003 only, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/840572/ )Dynamic Web Templates do not work correctly when you use the attach and detach operations in FrontPage 2003
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/821957/ )Attached pages are not updated when you save changes to a Dynamic Web Template in FrontPage 2003
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/817130/ )Cannot apply CSS or theme to a FrontPage Dynamic Web Template (.dwt) page