In Firefox, when I right-click anywhere on a web page and select "Inspect Element" from the popup menu, Firefox will open its Developer Tools and show me the properties for that element and other useful information.

What I'm hoping to find is an Emacs package that offers all of the functionality and information the Firefox Developer Tools offers, but within Emacs.

That information would still be coming from a given tab within a running Firefox instance, but the Firefox Developer Tools window would not even be opened.

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    I'm not sure, but this sort of thing could be more viable with chromium, as it has its own remote protocol for dev tools and debugging, which is used by the likes of node.js. I'm assuming it might be possible to use this protocol, and implement it in emacs, so it can "remotely" debug a web browser. I'm not sure whether firefox has such capabilities. – user12563 Nov 3 '18 at 14:28

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