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Is there tool for mark, copy and paste HTML code directly from browser?

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I want to mark certain text on a web page in InternetExplorer and then copy and
paste it into a normal text editor.
With the copied text not only the pure text should be transferred but also the
HTML code (e.g. <P>,<HL>,<TABLE>,CSS styles,...).

Is there such a tool?

No, I don't want to open the source code of the webpage through the menu view->source
because searching the actual desired source part is sometimes terrible.
I want a WYSIWYG copy-paste.

Wladimir

Jul 23 '05 #1
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Wladimir Borsov wrote:
I want to mark certain text on a web page in InternetExplorer and then copy and
paste it into a normal text editor.
With the copied text not only the pure text should be transferred but also the
HTML code (e.g. <P>,<HL>,<TABLE>,CSS styles,...).

Is there such a tool?
Dreamweaver will import some markup when copied from a webpage, but such
techniques are not recommended. MS Word will too, but any HTML markup
output from it is a complete disaster.

In fact, I find such features to be quite irritating since it generally
takes longer to clean up the mess than it does to apply the correct
markup to the plain text. IMHO, all copy and paste functions should
work as plain text only.
No, I don't want to open the source code of the webpage through the menu view->source
You could switch to a descent browser, such as Firefox, and use "View
Selection Source" from the context menu. That will show you the source
directly from the DOM without having to search through the source code.
because searching the actual desired source part is sometimes terrible.
I want a WYSIWYG copy-paste.


Desire for such features indicates that you're also using a WYSIWIG
editor. I don't recommend the use of such tools for general markup
editing since HTML is not a presentational language; yet markup produced
using such environments inherently contains presentational garbage
(unless you really know what you're doing, but that requires strong hand
coding skills anyway)

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