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Session crossover in IE8

By , 11/06/2009 2:38 PM

In IE6/7 if you open 2 independent browsers (not using “New Window” or “New Tab”) they do not share common session and you can login to, let’s say, a web mail account under 2 different users at the same time.
This is not the case with IE8. Using 2 browser (and seeing 2 “iexplore.exe” processes in task manager) if you try to login as 2 users – the second will take over the first. I guess it’s a new “feature” of the browser.
But IE8 gives you a way out, albeit not obvious one. In menu, you can select File -> New Session. This will open a new browser window with independent session.

View real HTML source of a page

By , 11/06/2009 1:48 PM

All browsers support “View page source” feature. But what it displays is source of the page as it was originally rendered by the server. In today’s Web 2.0 world page content can change a thousand times after that. Client-side script, user input, AJAX calls can contribute to page update.

But one line of JavaScript code can show you a real up-to date page source. Type following in your browser address bar:

javascript:void prompt('HTML Source',document.documentElement.innerHTML)

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