… only outlaws will have View Source.
- mhoye post: Google is pushing thru disabling View Source in Chrome.
I’m impressed but unsurprised that nobody at Google said “wait, is this the right thing to do?”, because of course they didn’t, they’re at Google, they already failed any moral test.
Like every nerd of a certain age, I learned web dev by doing View Source, and to this day it’s my basic tool for finding out how/why/stop doing a thing on a site. Safari’s inspector hasn’t been crippled yet; given Little Timmy “Apple” Cook’s bullshit about platform lockdown lately, I’m concerned.
So, this aggression will not stand, man.
I have a View Source bookmarklet which works fine in Mobile Safari and Chromium. It’s only inline, and you have to copy-paste into a real editor to do much, but it gives you the site’s content. They can’t stop you.
wget or curl are useful ways of grabbing a page and all its resources.
Of course the real l33t h4xx0rz know:
% telnet foo 80 GET / HTTP/1.1 Host: foo<ENTER><ENTER>
Or you can make
stelnet for https sites (thanks to @feld for the #protip)
% echo 'openssl s_client -connect "$1:$2"' >bin/stelnet % chmod 755 bin/stelnet % stelnet foo 443 GET / HTTP/1.1 Host: foo<ENTER><ENTER>
Fuck those guys.