If we want to search for particular string in view-source window, its not possible because find dialog does not show up. BUILDS: 2000-060508. STEPS TO REPRODUCE: 1] Select Menu "Page Source" under menu "View". 2] It will open new window with page source. 3] Use command CTRL+F [On windows] to get "find Dialog box". EXPECTED RESULTS: "Find Dialog box" should be generated in order to allow user to search for particular string. ACTUAL RESULTS: No "find Dialog box" appears.
*** Bug 42437 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
law should get this.
Assignee: ben → law
M20. This is not a beta blocker.
Target Milestone: --- → M20
nominating for nsbeta3 coz I feel we should not keep this without being able to search for keyword in HTML source.
Nav triage team: [nsbeta3-]; "View Source is for tech weinies"
and anyone who develops web pages. [sairuh pictures irritated web developers getting even more fed up.] sigh.
it's in communicator 4.7x too.
i agree wtih sairuh, it is a pretty usefull feature that is usually used a lot
Cmon guys. We are talking about find dialog on view-source window. Its very widely used thing. How are you going to find particular HTML tags or anything particular in huge source without find dialog.
Yes, the only people who deal with HTML source are tech weinies. Wow, and there's billions of webpages out there -- that sure is a lot of tech weenies! The product is nearly centered around web developers, with it's terrific standards compliance et al, so why the heck are we shipping a half-assed view source capability? If bug 26593 isn't +'ed (and I say this with all honesty), we may as well remove the view source capability. Altenatively, we can plus bug 8589 and be done with it. It probably wouldn't be as hard as some might think (might not involve more than just opening the source in the user's default text\plain helper app). The current implementation is a joke and an insult to developers. Can't select some characters. Can't copy from it. No select all. No find capabilities. Takes forever to load the source. I find myself opening IE all the time to view source...NO, I don't want to take the time to save the webpage, open it up in notepad, do what I have to do, and delete the local webpage copy from my computer. Neither does anyone else. I'm not asking that this be plussed because I don't feel it's quite as important as 26593 (which MUST be plussed). (Of course, I think this is important also, but if one had to be minused of the two, I'd want it to be this one). I'm just saying that we need to get out of this whole 'only tech weenies use view source, so it's not important' mentality. Only tech weenies use XML, CSS1/CSS2, XUL, XBL and DOM[0-2], but resources were devoted to them, were they not? Also, please understand that I'm not just sitting around whining for this stuff to be fixed. Be assured I will be looking at these view source issues as soon as I have some free time (juggling school, development and QA...oh and that whole 'life' thing..)
There was talk that vidur was going to change View Source to not use the funky XML thing (which also makes selection and copy hard), but to just dump out the text. Then Find would Just Work in this window. Vidur, what's happening there?
dunna why 4xp was removed, since it really is a feature in communicator 4.7x. honest. :)
You aren't. But the time to have thought of that was at the time the function was removed. We don't have time to go back and reimplement everything so it actually works.
hunh? it wasn't/isn't/shouldn't be 4xp?
vidur is going to convert view-source to output HTML, at which point making Find work is juset a small matter of XUL.
Sorry, I was replying to Prashant's earlier comment, not yours. It is truly 4xp, just not tops on our list to fix. It might actually be easy, if anybody understands how view-source works now and has time to look into it.
Bill sure I do understand that we don't have time to go back and reimpliment everything so it actually works. Think of this way. Everybody would have to open IE if he wants to edit source and look for particular things, if we don't make this working. [So here we are expecting people to use our browser to view web pages but asking them to go to Microsoft IE if they want to play with HTML source.] I strongly feel that either both this one as well as bug# 26593 should be fixed OR ATLEST bug# 8589 should be fixed.
Find and Copy (Ctrl-C) will NOT work until, as Simon mentioned earlier, the view source window is reimplemented to not use anonymous/pseudo content. The find and copy code cannot process any text that is not actually in the document's DOM tree.
That last thing sounds like a bug to me, is there a bug open on not being able to search generated content? XML docs will be full of that...
Now that the source is no longer generated content, I believe the find dialog can be brought up on each platform (with each platform's respective find dialog accelerator). Marking fixed, please reopen if I'm mistaken...
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 19 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
vrfy fixed on winnt/linux/mac [2000.09.18.05/6/8 opt comm].
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
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