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

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

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Delete cache files and history and try again.
3:21 pm on Nov 17, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Deleted cache files and history and tried again.

Still can't view source html.

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

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Did you make sure to check the "Delete All Offline Files" checkbox?
5:01 pm on Nov 17, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Yep!
6:38 pm on Nov 17, 2004 (gmt 0)

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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.

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

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Usually deleting your temporary internet files clears this problem.
11:26 am on Nov 18, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Re. checked for Spyware/Adware
I just ran Adaware full scan. Didn't find anything
2:47 pm on Nov 18, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Perhaps some of the suggestions here [mredkj.com] can help you.
7:51 pm on Nov 18, 2004 (gmt 0)

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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>

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

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

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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).

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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.

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

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IMHO the ie view source problems are just another reason to switch browsers. As if you needed one.
7:49 pm on Nov 19, 2004 (gmt 0)

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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!
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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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