I simply type this in the address bar and viola, I have the current HTML source of the page popped up in a new browser window. Better yet, I created a bookmark link using this snippet and every time I need to see the active HTML source of a page, I just click on this link.
- In IE, press Ctrl+D to bring up "Add a Favorite" dialog
- Give it a name, something like "View Active Source"
- Use Links folder to create in and OK the dialog
- Have the Links toolbar displayed in your browser if it is not already
- Right-click on the "View Active Source" button > Properties
- Click "Yes" to the following warning message:
- Now, click on the button "View Active Source" in the Links toolbar and now you should be able to see the active HTML of the current page in a new window
- As my title indicates, I have only tested this in IE and do not know if it works in other browsers or not. On that thought, other browsers might already provide this functionality and I remember hearing from a friend that Firefox does
- It won't work if Popup Blocker is turned on
Hope you find this useful and if you know any other cool ways to see the active HTML content of the page, please let me know.
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