mozilla.org releases Mozilla Milestone 0.9.4
Friday September 14th, 2001
#92 Slightly off-topic: Saving a page as plain text...
Sunday September 16th, 2001 2:39 PM
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It's not really on-topic (apart from the fact that 0.9.4 doesn't have this feature), but Netscape releases for a long time (maybe as far back as 1.X ?) have been able to save a page as plain text, HTML source or PostScript.
Bug 42441 ( <http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=42441> ) details this problem [I'd argue that bug 64705 ( <http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=64705> ) is a duplicate, but it's been re-opened after someone marked it as such for no obvious reason I can see].
The reason I mention this one is two-fold: 1) it hits me most weeks - it's nice to have a plain text version of a Web page for filing away (or incorporating into another text document) and having to resort to "lynx -dump" is annoying, particularly with tables and 2) progress on sorting this one out seems slow considering it's a feature in many previous Netscape versions and has been a bug for some 8 months now (I'd help out if I knew C++, but I'm barely a beginner at it).
I'm off to vote for it ( <http://bugzilla.mozilla.o…howvotes.cgi?voteon=64705> ), which will, er, increase the votes from 1 to 2, but let's hope someone considers this a bit of a higher priority in the future - I can't be the only person missing this Netscape feature, surely ?