[nSLUG] Re: Browsers and source saving (was "Re: Re: amusing convergence of old and new")
mspencer at tallships.ca
Sun Apr 18 03:01:17 ADT 2010
Daniel Morrison wrote:
> Mike: you need to chill out. :)
Oh, yeah. Yeah. In fact, this post has been truncated after it turned
into an even longer rant. :-\
> Yes, I know you labeled this as a rant. But it's no excuse for not
> fact checking.
Well, I unpacked two Firefox "extensions" and found js. And I did say:
me> I'm guessing here that all "extensions" to Firefox are written in
me> js. ^^^^^^^^
> ...it should be possible to replace every image with a local
> placeholder blank image of the correct size. Whether it can be made
> into a link that fetches the original image... I don't know, but I
> think the possibility deserves exploring.
Ted Tibbetts observed:
TT> Daniel: In order to make it possible to click on something to
TT> cause the actual image to download, you'd have to have Squid
TT> rewrite the source code to put the image tag inside of an anchor
TT> tag. And then what if the original image tag is already within an
Netscape handles this with internal code and it would, in fact, be
hard to recreate it by re-writing the HTML. Actually, NN mouse button
3 can pop up a menu offering to display the (as yet not downloaded or
rendered) image or to "view" it as a single page. In the case of an
image which is itself an anchor, a slow button 1 click will fetch and
render such image while a fast #1 click will go to the referenced URL.
More than you wanted to know but indication that the implemented
functionality is deeper than an HTML rewrite.
> (personally I think KDE, Gnome, Firefox, etc. are leading the free
> software charge straight towards Microsoft-land)
We agree there. If I wanted all that, why would I fight the Borg?
[Rant elided :-]
But the home-made dish pan came out real good. And the script works.
me> Maybe I should just shut up now and go do something useful such as
me> fabricate a steel dishpan to replace the leaky enamel one that can no
me> longer be found in the stores. All-analog tech.
me> ObLinux: (But maybe I'll write a perl script to solve the cone-shape
me> -> pattern layout once and for all.)
Michael Spencer Nova Scotia, Canada .~.
mspencer at tallships.ca /( )\
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