FEATURE REQUEST: Oddity opening/not opening an HTML document

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FEATURE REQUEST: Oddity opening/not opening an HTML document

Post by greenmorpher » 2007-07-04 16:47:04

I wanted to look inside a web page, so I saved the page in toto rather than just as text, so I had a document with the .html suffix and a folder of slices. Then tried to open the .html doicument in NWPro.

1) NWPro got halfway along its opening slider, then choked. I had to Force Quit.

2) TextEdit opened the file instantaneously with the text in plaCE, the background in place, but with the illustrations missing.

3) When I changed the suffix to .txt, NWPro opened the file as text so I could look at the HTML (and find the identifier I was looking for while marveling at my own ignorance of code). TextEdit also opened the file as text.

So FEATURE REQUEST:

IN THE "OPEN" dialog, add a choice of format to override the file suffix if desired.

(I am not interested in opening web pages as such in NWPro, but I do wonder why NWPro tries and then chokes on them, when TextEdit handles them after a fashion.)

Cheers, Geoff

Geoffrey Heard, Business Writer & Publisher

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Post by greenmorpher » 2007-07-05 15:30:38

Here I go talking to myself again! First sign of madness?

I just tried looking at a web page again. This time I just saved the HTML page, not the whole page.

NWPro choked. TextEdit opened in a flash as a webpage.

Both opened as a page of HTML text when I changed the file suffix to .txt.

Yes, we really do need a choice of format when opening documents -- just as we do when we are saving.

Cheers, Geoff

Geoffrey Heard, Business Writer & Publisher

"Type & Layout: Are you communicating or just making pretty shapes" -- Revealed! The secrets of how you can use type and layout to turbocharge your messages in print. See the book at http://www.worsleypress.com

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Post by martin » 2007-07-05 15:49:38

A good idea, I'll file the request. Could you submit the problem HTML document via feedback? Thanks.

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Post by greenmorpher » 2007-07-06 21:12:20

Despatched, Martin.

Cheers, Geoff

Geoffrey Heard, Business Writer & Publisher

"Type & Layout: Are you communicating or just making pretty shapes" -- Revealed! The secrets of how you can use type and layout to turbocharge your messages in print. See the book at http://www.worsleypress.com

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