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Tech: where has the HTML source gone?

Jack Campin 14 May 17 - 05:40 AM
GUEST,Peter 14 May 17 - 07:01 AM
FreddyHeadey 14 May 17 - 07:22 AM
Jack Campin 14 May 17 - 07:22 AM
Stilly River Sage 14 May 17 - 10:01 AM
Bill D 14 May 17 - 10:36 AM
GUEST,.gargoyle 14 May 17 - 09:42 PM
Mr Red 15 May 17 - 06:11 AM
Jack Campin 15 May 17 - 07:32 AM
Mr Red 15 May 17 - 09:16 AM
DaveRo 15 May 17 - 11:06 AM
GUEST 15 May 17 - 11:45 AM
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Subject: Tech: where has the HTML source gone?
From: Jack Campin
Date: 14 May 17 - 05:40 AM

Mudcat has started doing things VERY differently. Used to be easy to use your browser's utility to view HTML source to see when Mudcat or a poster was doing something unusual (links to unexpected sites, foreign language typographical tricks). This was handy for situations like when I wanted to use coloured text - I hardly ever do, and I've never remembered the syntax, so my routine was to look up one of Mr Red's postings to see how he did it.

Now, if you view the HTML source for a thread, you will see NONE of the content your browser displays. Just a small, standardized XHTML/CSS page. Mr Red's tricks are forever invisible.

How is that done, and is the content still viewable in source form somewhere?


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Subject: RE: Tech: where has the HTML source gone?
From: GUEST,Peter
Date: 14 May 17 - 07:01 AM

Found the content of your post by scrolling down to line 399 in the source using Firefox 51.0.1


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Subject: RE: Tech: where has the HTML source gone?
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 14 May 17 - 07:22 AM

?
view-source:

works for me.
Chrome browser , Android tablet

view-source:mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=162069

(I can't turn it in to a blicky)



I don't read posts from 'GUEST         ' or 'GUEST,Guest'


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Subject: RE: Tech: where has the HTML source gone?
From: Jack Campin
Date: 14 May 17 - 07:22 AM

Ah. Okay. Confusing display by Firefox hid it at first.


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Subject: RE: Tech: where has the HTML source gone?
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 14 May 17 - 10:01 AM

Right click, view source isn't working for you?


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Subject: RE: Tech: where has the HTML source gone?
From: Bill D
Date: 14 May 17 - 10:36 AM

I just hit ctrl-u... but I use browser software that might be....oh, 2-3 years old. ;>)


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Subject: RE: Tech: where has the HTML source gone?
From: GUEST,.gargoyle
Date: 14 May 17 - 09:42 PM

There are many free apps for android that permit you to view page source html code.

Sincerely,
Gargoyle

JACK Save yourself from dementia learn something new. now....SQML that is something else! ! !


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Subject: RE: Tech: where has the HTML source gone?
From: Mr Red
Date: 15 May 17 - 06:11 AM

There is always my pages for generating HTML, specifically for Mudcat
mister.red/various/codes3.htm hash code generator 😌 😎.
mister.red/various/mudtext.htm  fancy colours etc  - add   for a no break space (manually in Mudcat) if needed.

both links above should open in another Tab/window so you can switch between. But everything depends on your browser. Not looked inside Mudcat (I will), but I can tell you - Farcebook has about 180 JavaScript files, and they ain't that small neither!

best of luck - PAL!


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Subject: RE: Tech: where has the HTML source gone?
From: Jack Campin
Date: 15 May 17 - 07:32 AM

It looks like this still works, which I did a very long time ago, before I joined Mudcat. Code for a Stroop test. You try to read out the colours each word is displayed in.

green blue blue black green blue blue black
red green blue red green blue green red
red blue green blue blue green blue green
yellow blue red green green black grey red
black blue black pink pink blue red blue
red blue mauve blue blue green yellow blue
black black black black green blue red green
blue mauve red green red pink mauve green
red red black red grey black red blue
grey yellow yellow grey blue mauve blue red
blue green yellow grey black green black blue
green yellow blue black black black black red
red green blue mauve yellow blue black green
blue red blue green mauve red blue black


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Subject: RE: Tech: where has the HTML source gone?
From: Mr Red
Date: 15 May 17 - 09:16 AM

you can be cruel sometimes!

At least their isn't a magenta or cyan - that would really hurt.


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Subject: RE: Tech: where has the HTML source gone?
From: DaveRo
Date: 15 May 17 - 11:06 AM

Adding 'view-source:' to the start of a URL should work in Firefox too, including Android, but I think you need the 'http://' bit.
e.g. view-source:http://mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=162069


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Subject: RE: Tech: where has the HTML source gone?
From: GUEST
Date: 15 May 17 - 11:45 AM

Nope Dave, at least not in Chrome here


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Subject: RE: Tech: where has the HTML source gone?
From: treewind
Date: 15 May 17 - 11:46 AM

I think we've established that "view source" works for all of us, including Jack.
What HAS happened (I guess since MudCat started showing adverts, which is a good few years back now) is that the source now starts with nearly 300 lines of ad-related Javascript before you get to the postings. And some of that is numerous consecutive blank lines, so you have to be inquisitive enough to keep scrolling down to see if there's more....


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Subject: RE: Tech: where has the HTML source gone?
From: GUEST,.gargoyle
Date: 15 May 17 - 10:49 PM

For a mega trip...

Down a memory lane...


Spend a couple hours in the mudcat HTML practice threads.

John in Kansas
Mr Red
Joe O

are big players....

Sincerely,
Gargoyle

Twenty years...and ljust dust in the wind.

I


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