Firefox - View Source

Everyone knows about “View - Page Source” in Firefox & it’s counterparts in other browsers , but have you ever hit a web page that returns JSON or XML or some other text and have Firefox prompt you to choose an application to open it ? So annoying! Why can’t Firefox just display it?!??! I stumbled across a great workaround while clicking around the Project Zero forums: view-source: It’s used like this:


That’s it … just prepend view-source: to any URL and it will display the source… so handy for those pesky JSON URLs! Credit to dieselchrist for his post on the Project Zero forum Note: brandon suggesting using the Firefox Poster plugin … definitely worth a look as well.