I cannot view .txt webpage

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  1. Ozman712 macrumors member

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    I have a professor that uses his own personal webpage for information regarding the course I am taking. The problem is that is page is .txt. I have tried to open it is Safari, Camino, and Firefox, but they all just show code. I can access it just fine from a Windows machine, but that is not very convenient for me. Is there a plugin or something I can download to view this page, or am I just missing something? It is kinda important information so I would really appreciate your help.

    Oz
     
  2. applelabs macrumors member

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    When you're viewing the page hit command "s". This will bring up the save dialog. Save it and open it with TextEdit.
     
  3. Ozman712 thread starter macrumors member

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    This does kind of work, but I was hoping for a method to do it internally in a browser, so I can access links more easily.
     
  4. applelabs macrumors member

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    When I view a ".txt" file in Safari it opens fine.
    What version of Safari are you using?
     
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    I think anyone going to that url will see the same thing you do. so no one will be doing any homework from there.

    :)

    Have you accessed it tonight from a windows machine?
     
  9. Ozman712 thread starter macrumors member

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    i have accessed it from a windows machine and it works fine. seriously though is there really not a way to view it within safari? that would make my life a lot easier.

    Oz
     
  10. Deputy-Dawg macrumors member

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    I have not been able to sort out just what is going on but I can give you a work around. When in Safari do a command S and save the file as suggested before. Now open the file in textedit. Right click on the link you want to open and select edit link. You should get an edit window with the link in it looking something like this:

    file:///Users/yourusername/Desktop/431chapter1notes.htm

    replace:

    file:///Users/yourusername/Desktop/

    With;

    http://mupfc.marshall.edu/~denning6/webpage/

    Giving you:

    http://mupfc.marshall.edu/~denning6/webpage/431chapter1notes.htm

    Which will take you to the linked page.

    I will take some time to look at the page code tomorrow. Clearly there is an error in the HTML code that is being overlooked in IE. I have seen this in pages generated with Front Page before.
     
  11. Ozman712 thread starter macrumors member

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  12. applelabs macrumors member

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    Try this script.
     

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  13. CubeHacker macrumors 65816

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    Yeah, this is really not Safari's fault at all. Both Opera and Firefox also render HTML and not the txt file itself. This is an error on your Professors part. You should really bring this up so that others can view the page too, as i'm sure you are not alone with this issue.
     
  14. jeremy.king macrumors 603

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    Good thing he's a finance professor and not a CS professor! :eek: :eek:

    PS. I don't see the rendered HTML either using Firefox 2 on XP.
     
  15. Deputy-Dawg macrumors member

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    Actually it is a darn good thing. Not only are his files terrible but the entire site can be very easily hacked. It has no protection at all. If he were actually in finance and not just teaching it I would be worried.

    BTW the little applet "Link Grabber" which is linked above is a truly neat solution to the problem. I doubt if the professor will change anything. As we use to say "the proof is left to the simple student"
     
  16. Ozman712 thread starter macrumors member

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    Please don't try this. lol

    Again thanks for all the help guys.

    Oz
     

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