Re: Kadov tag?

Subject: Re: Kadov tag?
From: Amy Gale <amyg -at- grammatech -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 10 Nov 2005 12:17:09 -0500

Dan Goldstein wrote:

I tried Google. I tried RH's Help file. What's a Kadov tag?

An instance of RH's Pure Evil, that's what.

More specifically, 'kadov' seems to be a keyword RH uses to indicate its own tag/style tomfoolery. In my experience, the only kadov tags I've actually wanted have been the ones that indicate where RH should throw in headers and footers at build time. All others have been purged with extreme prejudice.

As far as I can interpret RH's behavior, it feels free to rewrite anything you let it "see". This especially means anything you edit, but also anything you import that it assumes you want to edit and displays in the edit window. Oh, and also anything that doesn't fall into this category but that it thinks it owns anyway, like your style sheets.

I have developed the following strategies to keep kadov tags and other rude RH behavior in check. YMMV.

* Don't edit content in RH. Don't leave around any meta tags that imply RH has any dominion over any file.

* Don't import files into RH without first backing up and/or checking in to version control. Once a file has become part of the general population of the project it will probably be left alone, so you just need to copy back the clean version after exiting RH (the next time you exit, I mean, not every time).

* Keep copies of your style sheets somewhere safe. After building,
copy the clean style sheets into the output directory. A variation of this strategy can be used to subvert RH's aupposedly-helpful-but-actually-inferior _ns version of the style sheet (as if you didn't test it on a wide assortment of browsers): just copy your clean *.css over *_ns.css as well.


PS The RH user fora can be useful, this is the RH WebHelp one:
There are threads about kadov tags from time to time.


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