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javascript:alert(document.cookie) Does not work in firefox 7 Ubuntu 11.10


I am trying to get the DSID of a web page by typing "javascript:alert(document.cookie)" in the url bar. I am supposed to get a window with the desired output which works fine in chromium. It does nothing in firefox 7 though. Im using Ubuntu 11.10.



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You can find that here: Firefox > Web Developer > Scratchpad (Shift+F4)

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upgrade your browser to Firefox 8 and try

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Hello Tony
Running javascript in the url bar is mostly disabled for security reasons. You can use the new feature called Scratchpad instead.

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You can find that here: Firefox > Web Developer > Scratchpad (Shift+F4)

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Thanks, Scratchpad worked just fine!