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    When i view the source code of some sites out there, i notice that if i look at my Windows task bar. The tab for the source code says something along the lines of: "Source Code of: wysiwyg://139/http://web address"

    Does this mean that the code for that site was created using a WYSIWYG like Frontpage???

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    I've wondered about that myself, because I've even seen it on more popular sites like Netscape! I always thought it was just the browser reading where to get the sourcecode from...not that it was made by any particular editor. Anyone know?

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    Are you using Frontpage or Frontpage Express to view the source??? When I view the source code of a page it is loaded into Textpad and I see "file:///c:\windows\temporary internet files\idlkj39j\filename[1]"

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    No actually im using Netscape..

    When i view the source code, Netscape just fires up a new browser window and throws the code into it. Then the tab on the bottom of my screen (Task Bar) shows the phrase in question.

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    It has to do with Netscape's caching scheme then. Netscape doesn't save files by name in its cache. It renames them and adds a key in a cache FAT table that is proprietary to Netscape. It probably has to do with how Communicator's Editor Module will find the file in question and then the Netscape appointed file name.

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    I just viewed the code of a page i created. (entirely with a text editor) and it showed up as "Source code of /wysiwyg//http:..."

    so i guess that its not a good way of finding out what the page creator used...

    But is there a way that i can find out ?
    I would like to be able to look at some of these difficult pages and see if the creator used a WYSIWYG or not...

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    When I've used Frontpage Express (or any microsoft product for that matter), I see this tag added to the code:

    <meta name="GENERATOR" content="Microsoft FrontPage Express 2.0">

    I would assume the other WYSIWYG editors would have the same type of thing with a different name in the content, but I could
    be wrong...

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    Most editors use some sort of META tag like that, except Dreamweaver. Delete it--it's like putting up an advertisement for someone else on your front door.


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