Open Bug 455888 Opened 15 years ago Updated 6 months ago

[meta] Improve View Source


(Toolkit :: View Source, enhancement)





(Reporter: cbartley, Unassigned)


(Depends on 2 open bugs)


(Keywords: meta)

User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X 10.5; en-US; rv: Gecko/2008070206 Firefox/3.0.1
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Make View Source not suck.  There are a number of key view source enhancements that we need at a minimum.

1. Show line numbers to the left, but make them not copyable by ^C.
2. Add a toolbar with "Goto Line" and "Toggle Line Wrap" buttons.
3. Linkify Links.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open Firefox.
2. Go to a random web page.
3. Select View >> Page Source from the menu.
4. Behold the suck.
Actual Results:  
View Source sucks.

Expected Results:  
View Source does not suck.
Ever confirmed: true
This is a "Meta" bug.  It will block on individual View Source bugs, once I figure out which ones those should be.
Depends on: 17612
Summary: Make View Source not suck. → Make View Source not suck (view source meta bug)
Keywords: meta
Depends on: 11520
Depends on: 455944
Depends on: 455945
Depends on: 455948
Depends on: 246620
No longer depends on: 455944
Having line numbers by the side of the View source window would be great. 

I didn't even know that the line number appears in the status bar until now, when I started to read already existing bugs.

Another feature that would be great would be that one clicks at the start of an element (for example on **<div** class="...)  the ending </div> or /> would be highlighted.
Depends on: 584031
Summary: Make View Source not suck (view source meta bug) → [meta] Improve View Source
Depends on: 702448
Depends on: 696526
Depends on: 966718
Severity: normal → S3
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