wyciwyg://

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  1. pablofmichel macrumors newbie

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    Hi i'm new here and I just had a question about something that has caught my attention while clicking on hyperlinks in my Googlemail e-mail account. Whenever I click on a link leading to an external website the prefix wyciwyg://(number)://http://... appears on the nav bar (camino 1.0.0+) I think it acts sort of as an intermediary page because it usually immediately disappears after a few milliseconds. I would like to know if anyone has any idea what this is? thank you in advance
     
  2. saabmp3 macrumors 6502a

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    What you see is what you get

    After that, I'm sure it's just googles way of opening a page so you don't leave their site.

    Ben
     
  3. XNine macrumors 68040

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    WYSIWYG or WYCIWYG means "What You See is What You Get." A lot of Web development applications, such as iWeb, Go Live, and Dreamweaver are WYSIWYG apps. (meaning you can put web pages together through graphical use isntead of HTML or other code.)

    Not sure why you're seeing it in your browser. What browser are you using, and what version of the app and OS?
     
  4. tag macrumors 6502a

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    It stands for 'What You Cache Is What You Get.' It is a URI (i.e. http, ftp, mailto, etc) which is a directive to a browser to retrieve cached information first. So basically your browser to retrieving any cached info pertaining to the linked page, then connecting with the server itself to fill in the blanks / new info.

    More info can be found at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WYCIWYG and there is also a bit about it at the bottom of this page http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WYSIWYG
     
  5. XNine macrumors 68040

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    Ah, so one would see this if clicking on the "cached" links on google, eh? Interesting! Thanks for the info!
     
  6. tag macrumors 6502a

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    No from my understanding google chache (where you click on 'Cached' under a search result) just connects you to google's server and grabs a saved version of a webpage that they have stored. Where as with wyciwyg it pulls the cached info from your saved browser cache. At least that is how I'm interpreting it. Finding good info on this URI is kind of annoying, it seems like every page about it I find consists of people asking what in the world is wyciwyg:// or bug reports from like 3+ years ago.
     
  7. XNine macrumors 68040

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    very interesting tag, please keep us posted if you find out exactly what's up with it.
     
  8. cycocelica macrumors 68000

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    seriously, WYSIWYG is probably one of the worse acronyms ever.
     

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