[LINK] View source and javascript - firefox

Antony Barry tony at tony-barry.emu.id.au
Sun Oct 29 14:11:02 AEDT 2006


I've just shifted to Firefox from Safari and I'm most impressed  
particularly by the plugin capability.

I was looking at Library thing http://www.librarything.com/ and had  
got a display of books tagged by "peak oil" which I wanted to copy  
including the linked URLs. I did a view source and all I got was the  
page as downloaded which was without the list of books.

Then I tried it in Safari and got the page as displayed. A bit of  
grep later via BBedit and I'd extracted the list I wanted.

But I didn't need to go to that trouble as I found in the developer  
plugin of Firefox that there was a "View source" and an alternative  
"View Generated Source".

There are also things called bluemarks which lets you mark any page  
you want to or mark automatically anything you visit frequently. It  
assigns keyword tags automatically which you can edit and add to.  
these can be categorised and are searchable.


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