Not sure if this is what you mean, but as I understand it, when you check out a file, Dreamweaver creates a second file with the same name but a different extension -- at least in Dreamweaver CS3, the checked-out (protected) version of filename.htm is filename.LCK. Then I believe for anyone *else* using Dreamweaver to try to check out filename.htm, the program first actually checks to see if filename.LCK exists. If the program finds such a file, it reports back that "user XXX has checked out filename.htm, do you want to override her checkout," etc. I don't think Dreamweaver actually changes the protection on the original file, so anyone using a *different* program to grab filename.htm will be able to do so without any problem. HTH, John -----Original Message----- From: thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org [mailto:thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org] On Behalf Of Hassan Schroeder Sent: Friday, August 08, 2008 3:13 PM To: thelist at lists.evolt.org Subject: [thelist] DreamWeaver content locking DreamWeaver allows areas of content to be "locked" against change by Contribute users, using inserted comments. Unfortunately, it's been forever since I needed to deal with this and I can't find my old example of what they look like, nor can I find anything useful online. Anyone using DW who can provide the format? TIA! -- Hassan Schroeder ------------------------ hassan.schroeder at gmail.com -- * * Please support the community that supports you. * * http://evolt.org/help_support_evolt/ For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester and archives of thelist go to: http://lists.evolt.org Workers of the Web, evolt !