Trying to access a website page

By Jhong
Apr 18, 2013
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  1. Hey all,

    I was trying to access a page on a website and I got the what looks like to be the html coding for it. I tried viewing this in IE9, firefox, safari, opera, and etc... but I get the same results. The website is :


    Click show all content and click on "2013 Supply Policy Nonreimbursible Code List" and all I get is the coding for the website. Is there a way to view the actual page?
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 8,945   +584

    Try this: access and then SAVE AS html complete.

    Now go to the folder where you saved it and click on the file (view the contents by modified date)

    Does the page display correctly or do you see html coding?
  3. Jhong

    Jhong TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 40

    It still shows the code
  4. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 8,945   +584

    That's a sure sign that the *.html extension is not assigned to the browser.

    see this KB article.
  5. Rabbit01

    Rabbit01 TS Evangelist Posts: 755   +53

  6. Rabbit01

    Rabbit01 TS Evangelist Posts: 755   +53

    Ok, I read the code and saw this:

    So, I tried opening the link in IE, still got the codes. But if I saved the mht file and open it in IE, I get the following. Strange why it wouldn't show this when I clicked on the link.

    Just found an FF extension that can handle "mht". See this:

    With the UnMHT extension installed, I see the following, as I did in IE.

  7. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 8,945   +584

    MHT: Microsoft Archive file - - see this description

    For you, I would first prove accessing works which proves html files work in your existing browser.

    Then look at the whole URL you are citing:
    Likely you CAN access the site, which also shows the browser is ok.

    So, associate *.MHT with your browser and all should be ok.
  8. Jhong

    Jhong TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 40

    This worked. I could finally get my co-workers off my butt!! You guys are geniouses!! Much Thanks to you guys!
  9. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 8,945   +584

    Hmm; IMO it is bad practice to send/email web archive files - - just pass the URL to the original webpage instead and that will ensure the recipient always has access to the current version of the information.

    As a Firefox user, I sometimes perform a SAVE PAGE AS and choose HTML only, but that's for personal reference to procedures, not intending to email them later.

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