That text is actually the ALT text for an animated gif... do you have animated gifs turned off?
worksforme. Reporter, please reopen if you still see this once you have made sure you are not blocking images from any relevant servers
I just installed Mozilla 1.0 Release Candidate 3 Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win98; en-US; rv:1.0rc3) Gecko/20020523 and I still see this bug. But I've discovered that *sometimes* that clock works for me now. Here's a longer sequence of steps that seems to be more reproducible. 1. Completely exit Mozilla. 2. Start Mozilla, and go to http://tycho.usno.navy.mil/what1.html 3. click the button ``CST/CDT'' once. 4. Close the small window by clicking on the word ``stop''. (Is this different than clicking the X in the window title bar ?). 5. click the button ``CST/CDT'' once again. 6. With Mozilla still open, go directly to http://tycho.usno.navy.mil/cgi-bin/nph-usnoclock.gif?zone=CST;ticks=31 Before step 5, everything works as expected. A small window pops up and displays the time. I see the seconds count away. After step 5, The small window pops up again, but this time I see the ``Clock requires Netscape'' error message. I expected to see the same clock (with a slightly later time, of course) after step 5 that I saw I saw after step 3. Step 6 gives me this message: -- The image “http://tycho.usno.navy.mil/cgi-bin/nph-usnoclock.gif?zone=CST;ticks=31” cannot be displayed, because it contains errors. --
Your description is correct in every detail. I actually save the file given by the last link. Also my image viewer complaint, it would be an invalid format. So there is nothing Mozilla could display. Marking WFM. pi
Re-opening. Today I should see a running clock, but instead I (still) see the text "Clock requires Netscape". I agree with Piwinger that the bug is almost certainly at the server end, not with the Mozilla browser software. This sort of bug needs to be filed under "Tech Evangelism", not "WorksForMe", right ?
this works for me in mozilla 2003081809/win2k. if this does not work for you please provide more details on your build/operating system etc. if you are using something older than mozilla 1.4 or are using a older 1.5a build, please update to a newer build before reopening.
dcary is correct. When you open the window a seceond time the error occurs. pi
Ok. I see it now. 1. Click on any of the buttons to display the clock. 2. Click on the close window X 3. Click on the same button again to display the clock. 4. Click stop / exit (depending on button) to close the window 5. Click on the button again. The animated clock works until you do step 5 when the image fails to display and you get the ALT text. The difference is the Exit / Stop button does win = window.close(). I am assuming something is leaked and the nph output for the image is not received. jst, what do you think? I think this is a bug in the browser either in DOM 0 (because of the window.close interaction) or something in netwerk or images.
problem still exists
seems to work fine
The tag ALT="Clock requires Netscape" of the above mentioned GIF is still there but the popup is displayed just fine. Plus, the "How to" page (http://tycho.usno.navy.mil/howclock.html) states the following: >> "A note about browsers... >> The running GIF clock was developed for browsers that support >> >> Content-type: multipart/x-mixed-replace >> >> >> Netscape and Mozilla do this correctly. Internet Explorer does not." So this is WFM. Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:22.214.171.124) Gecko/20100824 Firefox/3.6.9
→ ping tycho.usno.navy.mil PING tycho.usno.navy.mil (126.96.36.199): 56 data bytes Request timeout for icmp_seq 0 Request timeout for icmp_seq 1 Request timeout for icmp_seq 2 Request timeout for icmp_seq 3 Request timeout for icmp_seq 4 Request timeout for icmp_seq 5