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Load page source only in Chimera Web Browsers
If you're using Chimera and you want to view the source of a page immediately (for instance, if it keeps crashing your browser like a page is doing for the latest nightly build for me), go to the URL bar and type:
This will load the source in the browser window without attempting to load images or render the page. Very quick, very easy.
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What goes for one, goes for the other
Authored by: percy on Nov 19, '02 10:22:58AM

As with many Chimera/Mozilla hints, the 'view-source:http://...' hint also works for Mozilla.

Very neat.

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What goes for one, goes for the other
Authored by: osxpez on Nov 19, '02 02:37:58PM

Actually, the view-source protocol has been handled by Netscape Navigator since version 3 at least.

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It's even easier than that
Authored by: tomtwigg on Nov 19, '02 05:34:50PM

With Chimera .6 you can just go View/Customize Toolbar and add a View Source button to your toolbar. Loads the source right up in a new tab. Cool.

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or, if you have a terminal window open...
Authored by: mikerose on Nov 19, '02 06:25:04PM

"curl http://some.url.goes/here" will spill the page source to your terminal window.

add a pipe to pbcopy --

"curl | pbcopy"

and you get the source on your Clipboard.

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Be careful...
Authored by: sebastienb on Nov 19, '02 09:51:58PM

Chimera seems to use the cache to fetch the source instead of displaying what it's already got in memory (or maybe even goes and fetches it from the server again à la old Nutscrape).

This could aslo be bad bahavior it inherited from Mozilla; don't really know for sure yet. Either way, it can result in code that doesn't reflect the content being displayed (WYSINWYG)

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Authored by: logo on Nov 20, '02 04:43:18AM

Apparently there is another problem:
what if the page does not have an address bar? no view-source: then :-(
Command-E or the right click "View page source" will fetch the page anew from the server. That in itself could result in an error message from the server...

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