View source should be disabled till page loads.



18 years ago
14 years ago


(Reporter: rjkeller, Assigned: doronr)



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18 years ago
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win98; en-US; 0.8.1)
BuildID:    2001033012

View Source is not disabled in the View menu while a page is loading. When you
select View Source, it opens a blank window. View Source will work once the page
is loaded.

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Go to the Web site
2. Before it fully loads, click on View
3. Click on View Source
4. Window is not disabled and just shows a blank window.

Actual Results:  A blank window with no source appeared.

Expected Results:  It should have been disabled so that you wouldn't get to the
blank window till the page loads.

Comment 1

18 years ago
Assignee: asa → pchen
Component: Browser-General → XP Apps
Keywords: 4xp
QA Contact: doronr → sairuh
confirming behavior... however, am not sure if this is expected behavior, odd as
it is...

Assignee: pchen → law
Ever confirmed: true
OS: Windows 98 → All
Hardware: PC → All

Comment 3

18 years ago
view source behaved like this in NS 4.x. I always found that strange and 
frustrating. You had to explicitly stop the load and then you could do view-
source. Of course that's probably better than the browser stopping the load and 
doing view source on a partial page. It's better to disable the buttons than 
have them there and not work, though.

Comment 4

17 years ago
I don't quite agree with this. The page source is usually downloaded long before
the page is rendered. If I want to read the source while the page is
downloading, why make me wait. I can use the time it takes for Mozilla to render
the page gainfully by reading the source of a page. 

Comment 5

17 years ago
Setting target milestone.
Target Milestone: --- → mozilla1.1
mass moving open bugs pertaining to view source to as qa contact.

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QA Contact: sairuh → pmac

Comment 7

17 years ago
This seems like a wontfix to me. Viewing the source works fine here while the
page is loading. -> doron for resolution
Assignee: law → doronr
If nothing else, view source on wyciwyg:// pages will fail until the page is
done loading....

Comment 9

17 years ago
how do other browsers behave?

Comment 10

16 years ago
I apologize for not being very clear in my report, but what I reported was that
when I would open View Source before a page was loaded, the View Source window
displayed nothing. In order to get the source, I had to close the other window,
then open it again. I haven’t seen this problem in 1.1 and later, so, I the
reporter, think this bug should be RESOLVED WORKSFORME.

Comment 11

15 years ago

Very old. No longer needed.
Last Resolved: 15 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
Product: Core → Mozilla Application Suite
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