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I am writing a web site in php and the HTML it renders is not well formatted and hard to read in Firefox (most of it is on a single line)

I dont want to mess up my php code by adding loads of white space formatting stuff so I was wondering if there is there an option or perhaps an add-on to Firefox that will give me the ability me to view the source indented according to the HTML's structure

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Note that recent versions of Firefox (I think it was since 4, confirmed for 10+) come with the ability to do syntax highlighting and word wrapping under the View menu of the source window. Just right click => View Page Source to open this window. –  Bob Aug 1 '12 at 13:05
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View Source Chart 2.7

Works just fine, install the extension from here : https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/655/

Right click -> View source chart

This is what I get for the Google home page HTML source:

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After:

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+1 Like the screenshots –  Willbill Sep 23 '09 at 14:23
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From here

View Source Chart Graphically displays source structure.

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JSView 2.0.5 Displays information on page external files.

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HighlightAll Highlights identical elements in the code.

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Html Validator Validates HTML of the current page.

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View Formatted Source Shows source structure.

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SourceEditor Allows to edit code and view the results.

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+1 Thanks for the suggestions –  Willbill Sep 23 '09 at 14:27
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I normally use Firebug for debugging html output.

This allows me to se the html as it's rendered by the browser, together with the well-formatted source in Firebug. I can also inspect elements in the displayed html and see where they come from in the originating html source.

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Web developer plugin:

The Web Developer extension adds various web developer tools to a browser. The extension is available for Chrome and Firefox, and will run on any platform that these browsers support including Windows, OS X and Linux

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I have this installed but its dosent do what I need I think i have not been clean enough about what i mean by "formatted" I will edit the question now –  Willbill Sep 23 '09 at 13:52
    
At least give a brief description as to the salient feature of the plugin that relates to the question. Otherwise, it's just a flippant answer. –  random Sep 23 '09 at 13:53
    
The web developer plugin is a very popular plugin that, among other things, allows one to view source for any page. The source view has some highlighting, so is "formatted"-- although now I see that the OP wants something more specific for the formatting. –  Angelo Sep 23 '09 at 14:24
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