Netscape Navigator Easter Egg - More "About:" Eggs

1. about:cache to view contents of cache
2. about:global for global history
3. about:memory-cache to view contents of memory cache
4. about:image-cache to view contents of pictures on disk

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Contributed By: Justin Nachod on 07-23-1999
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C-64 writes:
No, Mr. DrD. These aren't really eggs, just undocumented commands.
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Tom writes:
Netscape has addressed the "about:" commands issue at http://help.netscape.com/kb/consumer/19970513-4.html. Netscape Navigator and Netscape Communicator recognize several "about:" URLs that aren't mentioned in the documentation. Some of these serve a useful purpose; others are just there for fun. Beyond those mentioned before ("about:", "about:global", "about:mozilla" and so forth), one can also put the name of some of the developers after "about:" to see their home page at http://people.netscape.com/: marca, nelsonb, jelwell, etc. (Not operational in Netscape6) There are other special URLs: "javascript:" brings up the JavaScript console "javascript:JavascriptCode();" executes JavascriptCode(); And for development purposes: "livescript:" and "mocha:" URLs (Latter two may not work with Netscape6).
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dennyk writes:
In older versions of Netscape (pre-4.5 at least, I believe), anything you put after the "about:" URL would appear as written in the Netscape window, including rendered HTML code. Kind of neat, and handy for testing short code snippets or creating quick links to do a right-click and Save As for some files. Unfortunately, in version 4.7 and above, any about command it doesn't recognize results in a "?".
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DJPowerPup writes:
If you're using the Unix version of netscape, then "about:" followed by just about anything results in the response "Whachew talkin' bout Willis?" Here's to the resurrection of Gary Colman's career!
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njpgenius writes:
You can also type about:logo to view Netscape logo
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Maxy David writes:
also, about:plugins to view all your plug-ins.
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DrD writes:
Are these really eggs?
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Brolin writes:
These are documented on Netscape's Web site!
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