View Source

  bosmere 15:12 29 Sep 2005
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Honestly, this is just out of interest:

if I right click a web page and click View Source could I then alter that source code and FTP it back?

If it is possible I assume the site would be password controlled, but I'm just wondering if some bored whiz-kid could cause havoc with sites.

If this is a sensitive area and the FE pulls it I'll understand ;-(.

  octal 15:22 29 Sep 2005

Short answer is no. You are correct you would need the requisite passwords to gain access and yes some morons actually do that!

  octal 15:23 29 Sep 2005

By the way I don't think the FE would pull it because its quite a valid question.

  bosmere 15:30 29 Sep 2005

Thanks octal.

I thought it might be pulled if someone came up with a way of doing it.

  octal 15:36 29 Sep 2005

There are ways of cracking passwords, I don't need to go into detail here because it will get pulled, quite rightly, suffice to say just Google ;-)

  Simsy 17:39 01 Oct 2005

"if I right click a web page and click View Source could I then alter that source code and FTP it back?" As said, the answer is "No", but what you can do is save the HTML file on your own HDD, for reference, and change the code of that so that, for example, it doesn't show adverts, if it's a page that needs to connect to the 'net to get the latest ad.

Regards,

Simsy

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