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Can't view html code in IE6?
kapow




msg:609993
 2:59 pm on Nov 17, 2004 (gmt 0)

I just noticed when I click 'view > source' in my IE nothing happens (I have tried it on multiple sites).
Is this just my computer or has that facility been removed from IE?
Im on XP SP2 with IE V6.0.2900.2180

 

Swordsman




msg:609994
 3:02 pm on Nov 17, 2004 (gmt 0)

Delete cache files and history and try again.

kapow




msg:609995
 3:21 pm on Nov 17, 2004 (gmt 0)

Deleted cache files and history and tried again.

Still can't view source html.

BlobFisk




msg:609996
 3:30 pm on Nov 17, 2004 (gmt 0)

Did you make sure to check the "Delete All Offline Files" checkbox?

kapow




msg:609997
 5:01 pm on Nov 17, 2004 (gmt 0)

Yep!

WebDon




msg:609998
 6:38 pm on Nov 17, 2004 (gmt 0)

It's still included. I have the same set up with regard to versions and it's working fine. Not sure what the problem is, but it's still a feature.

One thought, have you thoroughly checked for Spyware/Adware etc.? Maybe something got in and is interfering with functionality. This is totally a guess on my part.

dreamcatcher




msg:609999
 9:44 am on Nov 18, 2004 (gmt 0)

Usually deleting your temporary internet files clears this problem.

kapow




msg:610000
 11:26 am on Nov 18, 2004 (gmt 0)

Re. checked for Spyware/Adware
I just ran Adaware full scan. Didn't find anything

Lance




msg:610001
 2:47 pm on Nov 18, 2004 (gmt 0)

Perhaps some of the suggestions here [mredkj.com] can help you.

JAB Creations




msg:610002
 7:51 pm on Nov 18, 2004 (gmt 0)

A nifty view source script for you my friend :-)

<script LANGUAGE="JavaScript">
<!-- Begin
function viewSource() {
document.getSource.view.value="Please wait!";
setTimeout("document.getSource.view.value='View Source!'",6000);
window.location.href= "view-source:" + document.getSource.url.value;
return false;
}
// End -->
</script>

<form name="getSource"
onSubmit="return viewSource();">
<p>&nbsp;</p>
<div align="left"><p><input type="text" name="url" value="http://" size="70"
class="search-text"><br>
<input type="submit" name="view" value="View Source"> </p>
</div>
</form>


wickydoodah




msg:610003
 2:14 pm on Nov 19, 2004 (gmt 0)

kapow... there was a related thread in this forum some weeks ago and it may have an answer for you. Check out msg #12 in this thread: Can't View Source Code in IE [webmasterworld.com]

kapow




msg:610004
 4:26 pm on Nov 19, 2004 (gmt 0)

WOOHOO! its back! :)

er... um... I don't know why it came back.
I renamed a notepad icon on desktop to something else, perhaps that was it.

I started reading the horrible technical workaround on the MS site and thought this is for some day when I've nothing better to do.

I suspect the Microsoft God took pity on my plight and felt I had paid enough pennance now (fretting, posting messages and generally paying homage at microsoft.com).

Lance




msg:610005
 4:30 pm on Nov 19, 2004 (gmt 0)

Jab:

In XP SP2, the "view-source:" protocol has been removed. It doesn't effect any other methods of viewing the source, but prepending a URL in the address bar with "view-source:" just produces an error now.

HelenDev




msg:610006
 4:56 pm on Nov 19, 2004 (gmt 0)

IMHO the ie view source problems are just another reason to switch browsers. As if you needed one.

kapow




msg:610007
 7:49 pm on Nov 19, 2004 (gmt 0)

The only reason I use stupid IE is that we create websites for a living and I have to review our work in the same browser as most of the online world. Unfortunately I can only change after the majority change, otherwise I would have dropped IE like a hot brick years ago!

HelenDev




msg:610008
 8:14 pm on Nov 19, 2004 (gmt 0)

The only reason I use stupid IE is that we create websites for a living

Fair enough, so do I, and I feel your pain ;)

I do use IE at work but at home I use Firefox and have never looked back.

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