6.9 Site Reports
Dreamweaver 4 implements a new system of site reporting. You can open the Site Reports dialog box, shown in Figure 6-18, by selecting Site Reports.
Figure 6-18. The Reports dialog box
Reports can be generated for the Current Document, Entire Local Site, Selected Files in Site, or a specified Folder. Each of these scopes can have any or all of the following reports generated for it.
Two Workflow Reports are available:
- Checked Out By
Creates a report listing files that have been checked out but not yet checked back in. The Report Settings button in the dialog box allows you to limit the report to files checked out by a particular user .
- Design Notes
Creates a report containing Design Notes that meet the specified criteria. The Report Settings button in the dialog box leads to the Design Notes Report Options dialog box, shown in Figure 6-19, where you can limit the search. In the left-most column, specify a property name from the name /value pairs you've used in your Design Notes. Figure 6-19 shows how to search for Design Notes with a status of "needs attention." You can also search for notes that contain a particular string. You can search using several matching schemes, including regular expressions (see Table 7-1).
Figure 6-19. Design Notes Report Options dialog box
There are five available HTML Reports:
- Combinable Nested Font Tags
Creates a report of all nested <font> elements within the scope of the report that should be merged
- Missing Alt Text
Creates a report of all missing alt attributes associated with <img> elements or other objects that require an alt attribute for compatibility with HTML 4
- Redundant Nested Tags
Creates a report of all redundant nested tags that should be merged, such as: <small><small>my text</small></small>
- Removable Empty Tags
Creates a report of all empty elements that should be removed, such as <div> elements with no content
- Untitled Documents
Creates a report of all documents that have empty <title> elements or whose <title> element is set to "Untitled Document"
A sample Reports Results dialog box is shown in Figure 6-20.
Figure 6-20. Reports Results dialog box
The Reports Result dialog box shows problematic files and the line number on which the problem exists. You can open a document that needs adjusting by double-clicking its name. To help find the problematic line in Code view, turn on line numbering using View Code View Options Line Numbers. You can then make the necessary repairs in either Code view or Design view. To remove redundant tags, use the Cleanup HTML command, shown in Figure 7-1.