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Notes on using cascade to publish server side coding
- When placed in a page, server side code must be wrapped within a cascade element <!--#START-CODE code #END-CODE--> for the page to pass validation. see HH's documentation.
- Some coding languages, .NET, most noteworthy, require a statement at the top of the page. To add this, wrap the code with <!--#START-ROOT-CODE code #END-ROOT-CODE--> and add it to the <head> section of your page. When Cascade renders the page it will place that code at the top of the page. See HH's documentation.
- Cascade will not allow HTML comments to be nested. Apparently to enforce this, Cascade's HTML validator will not allow a double dash within a comment element. Where this becomes problematic is when you wish to use '--' within the #START-CODE element in point 1 above. You will not be able to use HTML comments ( <!-- comment --> ) within the START-CODE element.
- It is possible to use html comments if you end your #START-CODE element, include your HTML comment, then start a new #START-CODE section.
- Coldfusion users, take note of point 1 in the Coldfusion section.
- In light of Cascade's rejection of double dashes, (see #3 in the general section) In my experience, CF comments ( <!--- comment ---\> ) became totally unusable. Not only could they not be nested inside the #START-CODE element, but would not validate outside of the #START-CODE either. Apparently it has to do with how the validator sees the triple dash ( --- ) in CF's comment structure.