Thanks, but I decided to bag it. I'm working on a new, standards-compliant version of the site. I haven't had this problem in other sites I've worked on in DW, so I suspect the problem is caused by the code I've cobbled together for the existing site (I haven't used DW's built-in behaviors, so I'm pretty sure that's the problem). Rather than go crazy trying to debug it any further, I'm going to move on. If I come up with a page that validates and still loses tags in DW I'll repost the request. Thanks, John >>> dreamweaver at vtco.com 04/12/01 02:06AM >>> John, I have been using Dreamweaver since version 1.2 and have never experienced this problem. If you want to mail me the page I'm more than happy to take a look at the code. Regards Mark John Bedard wrote: > > Can anyone tell me why Dreamweaver 4 deletes my </head> and <body> tags? > When I manually insert them back in, DW highlights them as invalid markup. > > > > My files still display in the browser but I'm initializing a dropdown menu > in the body tag, so it doesn't fire off. --------------------------------------- For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester and archive of TheList go to: http://lists.evolt.org Workers of the Web, evolt !