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    Just a curiosity (2002)

    Hi;

    This is interesting, and apparantly harmless, but I can see no reason for it: Often, when I change a page, I can see in the bottom status bar that FP is changing theme files. "Processing file filename" appears and it scrolls through many of the theme's gifs. Yet all I did was change a misspelled word on one page (for instance). When I check the publish dialogue, all these theme files now say they need published.

    Does anyone know why FP wants to update theme files like this after a simple page content change? We're in a multi-user environment, but no one touches the theme, under pain of death. <img src=/S/aflame.gif border=0 alt=aflame width=16 height=16>

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    Re: Just a curiosity (2002)

    Is it a stock theme? or a mod of a theme? or perhaps something completely different?

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    Re: Just a curiosity (2002)

    It's a customized theme.

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    Re: Just a curiosity (2002)

    yep, i've seen that behavior with custom themes.

    a FP flaw.

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    Re: Just a curiosity (2002)

    I don't know - I think it has to do with the interdependence of the files. Probably sometype of security to make sure that nothing that could have been updated is left behind. I see something similar with my include pages. If I update an include page, then every file that uses the include is considered "updated". Even if I haven't opened them at all.
    You could - just mark the theme files as not to be published. Just a thought.
    Still - an interesting puzzle.
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    Re: Just a curiosity (2002)

    I've got a wierder FP theme issue. We have a custom theme, and I went into the CSS page and set the background to be fixed (so everything scrolls 'over' the background). Whenever we made a change to the theme, we would lose that effect, and i would have to go back in and manually replace it. However, I did something to the theme at home with FP XP (We use 2000 at work), and since that time (I am guessing that was the catalyst), we don't loose the custom effect when we change the theme.

    Wierd eh?

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    Re: Just a curiosity (2002)

    THIS STUFF IS JUST TOO COMPLICATED!!! <img src=/S/dizzy.gif border=0 alt=dizzy width=15 height=15>

    <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Just a curiosity (2002)

    AMEN! <img src=/S/hairout.gif border=0 alt=hairout width=31 height=23>

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    Re: Just a curiosity (2002)

    I've got some more complication... <img src=/S/crazy.gif border=0 alt=crazy width=15 height=15>

    Sometimes, if I have all the custom theme files set not to publish, over the course of a few little changes here and there, the bullets (the usual culprits) reset to plain black dots on the production server. Once I publish the theme files, all's well again with my custom bullets. Go figure!

    Dave

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