[LINK] View source and javascript - firefox

Kim Holburn kim at holburn.net
Sun Oct 29 15:37:01 AEDT 2006

On 2006 Oct 29, at 2:11 PM, Antony Barry wrote:
> I've just shifted to Firefox from Safari and I'm most impressed  
> particularly by the plugin capability.

I can't live without adblock plus, Adblock Filterset.G and tab mix  
plus any more.

> 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.

That's odd.  Did you use the menu item: View-> Page Source (Cmd-U)?   
I've never had any trouble with it.  In fact it does a certain amount  
of source highlighting which you need a special plugin to do in  
Safari.  I just tried it on this page: http://www.librarything.com/ 
tag/peak+oil and it seemed to give me the source of the page.

> 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"

For me it gives exactly the same result as a view->page source.

> and an alternative "View Generated Source".

What does it actually do?  I can't work out what's the difference  
between page source and 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.

Have you had a look at the aardvark extension?

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