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    Just an Idea:

    I would like to enter a URL instead of a filename.
    So, it would not be longer necessary, to save the source of the web browser, search the file and compare it to an other file ...

    And I want to thank you for this masterpiece of software! Keep it going!


    Toni

  • #2
    Thanks for the suggestion.

    When you say enter the URL instead of a filename, do you mean in the Text Compare?

    What kind of output would you expect in the Text Compare? Code from the server / View Source (Post-server processing)? A visual representation of the website?
    Aaron P Scooter Software

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Aaron View Post
      What kind of output would you expect in the Text Compare? Code from the server / View Source (Post-server processing)? A visual representation of the website?
      Good question. My 2 cents...I don't think it is realistic to expect BC to return code from the server...so that only leaves two options. Now, what would be more useful if I plugged this URL into BC3? <http://www.scootersoftware.com/vbulletin/showpost.php?p=17795&postcount=2>

      A visual representation of the website (select all, copy text):

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      Thanks for the suggestion.
      
      When you say enter the URL instead of a filename, do you mean in the Text Compare?
      
      What kind of output would you expect in the Text Compare? Code from the server / View Source (Post-server processing)? A visual representation of the website?
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      ...would be much more useful than "View Source (Post-server processing)":

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      • #4
        Hello Aaron,

        I would be happy with the plain html source code (Post-server processing). Maybe a narrow developers view ;-).
        A textual and/or graphical compare would not be usefull for me.

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        • #5


          I suppose it could be configurable as a tweak.
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          • #6
            I agree that just whatever is returned by the server would be best. It doesn't even have to be html. For example, if I entered:



            I would like to see the javascript.

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            • #7
              If/when we add this it will return exactly what the server does. We already have a tweak for seeing just the text: the HTML-to-Text file format.
              Zoë P Scooter Software

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              • #8
                Thanks Craig. Sounds like the right direction. I've never tried the HTML-to-Text file format...so it never crossed my mind. I'll give it a try sometime.
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