Why Does an HTML FrontPage 2002 File Double in Size Upon Re-saving?

I noticed on one of my web sales pages that I had left off  the phrase "Supported Platforms: Win98/ME/XP/Vista/Win7," so I downloaded the page, added the phrase and re-saved it as a slightly different name.

As I was getting ready to re-upload it, I noticed that the file size had changed from 762 KB to 1498 KB!

I decided to re-open the original file, not touch it at all, and then save it under a different name. The size of the file AGAIN jumped to 1498 KB!

I took a look at the original file and the saved-without-touching-it- again file and the coding appears to be the same in both.

So what's going on here?

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Randy DownsOWNERCommented:
That's probably just Frontpage at work. There may be characters in there that you can't see. Try Dreamweaver.
RadioGeorgeOwner/ProgrammerAuthor Commented:
Not a good enough answer. It's like a mechanic explanining what's wrong with your car saying "it's probably something in your engine."

Anyone else, perhaps someone who has had a similar experience and knows some specifics about this?
Randy DownsOWNERCommented:
Sorry, it's well documented that Front Page re-writes code as in this article from 2002 - http://www.talkfrontpage.com/showthread.php?t=4135

You might try their technique to keep Front Page from adding content.

There's also utilities you can use to compare files like Exam Diff - http://www.prestosoft.com/edp_examdiff.asp if you want to verify the changes.

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RadioGeorgeOwner/ProgrammerAuthor Commented:
OK, Number 1, the additional info you gave me enabled me to spot and fix the problem, so....


Exam Diff revealed that the demons of FrontPage 2002 had added something like 500 pages of  this expression:


to my original coding. I was able to easily delete these (as they were all on 7 or 8 lines, one after another for probably tens of thousand of columns), and THAT took care of it.

Thanks for the help.
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