Dreamweaver updating library items

Simply drag the library item to the new page, and Dreamweaver will place code there indicating that the code displayed is a library item.The true power in the library items is not in creating them, but in re-using them.You can use Adobe Dreamweaver to keep track of and preview assets stored in your site, such as images, movies, colors, scripts, and links.

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Dreamweaver also provides access to two special types of assets—libraries and templates.

Both are linked assets: when you edit a library item or template, Dreamweaver updates all documents that use those assets.

Instead, when you insert the library item into a document, Dreamweaver automatically inserts the appropriate Java Script functions into the If you hand-code Java Script (that is, if you create it without using Dreamweaver behaviors), you can make it part of a library item if you use the Call Java Script behavior to execute the code.

If you don’t use a Dreamweaver behavior to execute the code, the code isn’t retained as part of the library item.

That is, Dreamweaver inserts a copy of the HTML source code for that item into the document and adds an HTML comment containing a reference to the original, external item.

It is this external reference that makes automatic updating possible.

A library is a special Dreamweaver file containing a collection of individual assets or copies of assets that you can place in your web pages. Items that you can store in a library include images, tables, sounds, and files created with Adobe Flash.

You can automatically update all the pages that use a library item whenever you edit the item.

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You can place your library items on any page in the Dreamweaver Web site it is defined in.

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