From Bugzilla Helper: 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.
confirming behavior... however, am not sure if this is expected behavior, odd as it is... ->bill?
Assignee: pchen → law
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
OS: Windows 98 → All
Hardware: PC → All
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.
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.
Setting target milestone.
Target Milestone: --- → mozilla1.1
mass moving open bugs pertaining to view source to firstname.lastname@example.org as qa contact. to find all bugspam pertaining to this, set your search string to "ItsSharkeysNight".
QA Contact: sairuh → pmac
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....
how do other browsers behave?
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.
WONTFIX. Very old. No longer needed.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 15 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
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