Because it is sometimes useful to see the source code of the mate table on the screen for debugging purposes.
In Firefox there are two ways.
1 Install the Web Developer add-on. Besides the possibility of viewing the generated source you get a wealth of nice webtools for debugging/examining webpages
2 Once the table is drawn on the screen type Ctrl-a and left mouse button has the option "View Selection Source"
Type the following script in the address bar and save as a bookmark "View Generated Source:
- Code: Select all
Go to the page for which you want to see the source and load the bookmark.
I do not know of a way in Chrome the get to the generated source inside the browser. Although the webdeveloper add-on is standard in the latest Chrome, the option for Generated Source is not.
One way might be to save the webpage to a file and open it in your editor to see the code.