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From "Patrick Mueller (Commented) (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (CB-540) Feature Request: ability to easily navigate to particular place in DOM via bookmarks/jump to selector
Date Thu, 19 Apr 2012 05:43:57 GMT

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Patrick Mueller commented on CB-540:
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Pamela, thx for the bug report.

There are two ways I know of that real Web Inspector does this.

First is the little magnifying glass icon at the bottom of the Elements panel.  When you click
it, it puts the mouse in a capture mode in the target browser, such that when you click on
something in the target window, it "selects" that element in the element browser and expands
the element tree to make it visible.

Second is the console command {{inspect(element)}}.  Not entirely clear to me what you are
supposed to pass to {{inspect()}}.  Maybe a jQuery-esque selector or something.  One thing
I got to work is to run the following from the console (in real web inspector): {{inspect($("credits"))}}.
 Note this uses Web Inspector's cheap-o {{$}} function (which sadly masks jQuery, if you're
using it) to expand a node with an id of "credits".

The first method - 'mouse capture' - may be difficult to do, in general, for mobile, though
might end up working out good enough for touch devices.  I'll prolly see if I can implement
it, and if it just doesn't work in some environments, the solution is: DON'T PRESS THE MAGNIFYING
GLASS BUTTON ICON.

I'll try to figure out what the argument to inspect() is supposed to be; apparently you can
pass it a DOM node you captured in a variable or expression anyway.

Will either of those work for you?

I also noticed that real Web Inspector will "remember" the node you currently have "selected"
in the Elements panel when you reload, and expand out to it when the elements are reloaded.
 That would be a nice thing to support as well.

Other thoughts?
                
> Feature Request: ability to easily navigate to particular place in DOM via bookmarks/jump
to selector
> -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: CB-540
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/CB-540
>             Project: Apache Callback
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: weinre
>            Reporter: Pamela Fox
>            Assignee: Patrick Mueller
>
> I often use weinre to debug a particular element in the DOM and CSS changes to that element,
which means that I'm constantly making new changes and re-navigating to that element in the
DOM (since the Elements console loses its place between reloads). It'd be nice if I could
either jump to an element by CSS selector or bookmark it somehow, for quicker debugging.

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