Apparently Linus Sebastian thinks hitting ctrl+S on a GitHub page should download the content inside the page instead of the HTML. I'm bewildered tbh. I can see the logic but... It's not shocking that it doesn't work that way? What
People say that file extensions are important on Windows vs other OSes, but you can easily change file extensions in Windows or open a wrong file extension with the right program... so I don't see how it's any different honestly. The type of a file is always determined by its contents even if the OS prioritizes the filename
@brianna you cannot change the header of the file, which is usually the first 1024B of a file.
If you try to open a PNG that's really a JPG in the Debian image viewer, it will literally say, "not a PNG file".
When I was working on CryptPad, I asked the team to hook ctrl+s just because I kept hitting it out of instinct when I was working in a pad.
@brianna Depends on the page - anything where the graphics would want to be retained, absolutely, there you want some kind of "whole page save", be it some kind of browser-specific archive, or simply printing to a PDF. But there still seems enough utility in a plain HTML save as well.
That said, it's worth considering the question from "what would J Random Person want?" - I suspect the results might lean toward anything that results in the page /as seen/ being saved for easy viewing some other time, ideally in some way they can share.