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Rapid Application Development with Mozilla™ by Nigel McFarlane

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3.6. Debug Corner: The DOM Inspector

The DOM Inspector is a tool supplied with the Classic Browser. It is a great toy to play with and has two immediate uses: It is a diagnostic aid, and it is a learning aid. Here we point to those immediate uses. You can explore its functionality for yourself.

To get the DOM inspector working, start it from the Tasks | Web Development menu in a Navigator window. From the DOM Inspector window, choose File | Inspect a window … and then choose any window except the one labeled “DOM Inspector.” Avoid selecting DOM Inspector because it's confusing to look at a window that's analyzing itself. That inspect action should put content in the left and right panels of the DOM Inspector window. In the DOM Inspector window, ...

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