Re: hidden source code html & Netscape

Scott Bigham (dsb@goldfinch.cs.duke.edu)
Tue, 10 Oct 1995 16:22:19 -0400


Date: Tue, 10 Oct 1995 16:22:19 -0400
From: dsb@goldfinch.cs.duke.edu (Scott Bigham)
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Subject: Re: Re: hidden source code html & Netscape

>From www-html-request@w3.org Tue Oct 10 16:01:39 1995
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>From: sirrah@cg57.esnet.com (Stuart Harris)
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>> 
>> The first versions of Internet Explorer had the View Source ability, 
>> but it was not a menu option.  You had to Right-Click on the text area, 
>> and select the option from the pop-up menu.  The recent 2.0 Beta 
>> release fixes this annoyance, by returning it to it's rightful place!
>> 
>Hmmm, in the Windows version View Source has been a menu option for quite some 
>time now.
>

sirrah@cg57.esnet.com (Stuart Harris) writes:
>However -- remember folks, you heard it here first -- the FRAMES screen design 
>is indeed placing an obstacle in the way of those who would like to analyse 
>source. [...]

Not a very big one, though.  All you'd have to do is clip out the URL
from the frame source and pass it to httpfetch, or even run it back
through the browser.  In addition, a quality browser (assuming anyone
other than Netscape ever implements this) could easily have a "View
Source of Frame" menu option.

						-sbigham