disable HTML

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Rasheem, Apr 8, 2007.

  1. Rasheem macrumors regular

    Jul 12, 2006
    Does anyone know of any mac apps that will let me see webpages without the html. For example see people's myspace's without all the fancy backgrounds and buttons. I was thinking maybe a browser might have an option to disable it but i cant find anyhting along those line on safari
  2. Killyp macrumors 68040


    Jun 14, 2006
    No, disabling HTML would make all pages be churned out as a load of HTML code, there's no way of disabling it as far as I'm aware sadly.
  3. j26 macrumors 65832


    Mar 30, 2005
    You could disable images, but that causes problems if people use graphic buttons to navigate through the site. I dunno how you do that in Safari though.
  4. localoid macrumors 68020


    Feb 20, 2007
    America's Third World
    There's always Lynx, if you (really) want a text (only) Web browser. ;)

    Lynx will give you a nice circa 1993 (text only) view of the Web. But it's tab-controlled interface may be a bit daunting for anyone who's used to using a GUI browser. :p
  5. jsm4182 macrumors 6502

    Apr 3, 2006
    Beacon, NY
    If you're using firefox you can turn off the css by going to view -> page style -> no style
  6. apfhex macrumors 68030


    Aug 8, 2006
    Northern California
    I know what it is you're wanting to do. But the way you put it is pretty funny since if you did that, without the HTML there would be no more page to display! What you want to do is disable all the other gobbledygook like CSS, Javascript, Flash, etc., probably. Right? Opera has different modes, I think there's a text-only mode in there, and one that disables the CSS.
  7. Lixivial macrumors 6502a


    Jan 13, 2005
    Between cats, dogs and wanderlust.
    One way to manipulate the way a page displays is to use user-defined stylesheets, which Safari supports.

    I'd suggest Opera in this regard, though, because they have canned stylesheets, one which emulates Lynx. You can also use a fairly well-defined defined user mode css, which is the same as Firefox's "no stylesheet mode." I like Opera because it's easy to adjust elements of the canned sheets quite simply.

    Here's an example, left is original in Opera, middle is Lynx emulation in Opera, and last is Lynx emulation in Safari. Since I don't use myspace and don't know of anyone to use as an example, I did a google search for geocities fansites. They're usually quite obnoxious.

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    EDIT: Ah, beaten to it while typing a response! :)
  8. Rasheem thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 12, 2006
    Thank you all. This one i tried and it did exactly what i wanted it to.

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