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    SitePoint Member nineinchnuns's Avatar
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    Problems Viewing Browser Source

    I've noticed sometimes that IE will not let you "View Source" - the option is greyed out from under the "Edit" menu as well as when you right-click. And it happens when I don't mistakenly click on an image or that type of thing. Anyone know why?
    robo

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    Back in Action Winged Spider's Avatar
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    I'm pretty sure that view source can be disabled with either java script or activex controls


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    SitePoint Member nineinchnuns's Avatar
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    Sorry, I forgot to mention that no javascript or Active X is being used to hide source.

    Anyone else out there who may know?
    robo

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    That's a pretty weird problem, do you have a site that this happens on consistently?


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    You are probably right-clicking on an image - maybe even a transparent gif being used as a spacer.

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    I had this problem on occasion too. There doesn't seem to be any pattern to it either. Usually restarting IE solves the problem. I always figured it was a bug.

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    Don't get too close, I bite! Nicky's Avatar
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    If right clicking does not work then check if it is available via the top menu.

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    SitePoint Member nineinchnuns's Avatar
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    I am right-clicking on the page text not images or other elements.
    robo

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    Someone asked me why a site's source couldn't be viewed recently. He was going to be working with the business whose site it was and wanted to see certain things. I had no problem viewing it and our browsers were the same version of IE. I'm not sure if the platforms were identical or not - both Windows, but I was using 98 and I doubt if he was.


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