Inspecting translated attributes

When server markup is used to specify a single attribute, and the attribute is represented in a Property inspector, Dreamweaver displays the server markup in the Property inspector.

The markup appears whether or not a translator is associated with it. If a translator is associated with the markup, a lightning bolt appears over the icon in the inspector. The translator runs whenever the user edits the server markup shown in the inspector.

Note: The lightning bolt icon does not appear when text or table cells, rows, or columns are selected. Translation still occurs if the user edits server markup in the inspector and a translator exists that handles that type of markup.

When server markup is used to control more than one attribute in a tag, the server markup does not show up in the Property inspector. However, the lightning bolt signals the user that translated markup exists for the selected element.

The fields in the inspector are still editable; users can enter values for attributes that may be controlled by server markup, resulting in duplicate attributes. If both a translated value and a regular value are set for a particular attribute, Dreamweaver displays the translated value in the Document window. You must decide whether your translator will look for duplicate attributes and remove them.