Re: Re: hidden source code html

Hakon Lie (
Wed, 4 Oct 1995 15:11:26 +0100

Mike Batchelor writes:

> > Anyone who really wanted to read the source wouuld find this very easy to
> > get around.
> Any browser worth it's salt has already un-obfuscated the source anyway.
> Doesn't arena display the source as it parsed it, rather than as the author
> put the bits in the file?

No, it doesn't. We actually make extra efforts to remain true to the
source. But most browser/editor environments (e.g. Symposia and
NaviPress) reformats your sources when you write to a file, so I
presume they generate it from the parse tree.

The only time Arena edits the source is to indicate HTML errors; they
are inserted as HTML comments.



Hakon W Lie, W3C/INRIA, Sophia-Antipolis, France