File save problem in Composer



16 years ago
13 years ago


(Reporter: Ray Frush, Assigned: Kathleen Brade)


Windows NT

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16 years ago
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.01; Windows NT 5.0)
BuildID:    2002012403

Composer File Save problem
New file create:  new file created with 0 Byte length.
Existing files are not overwritten with new version.  No change to file size or 
date stamp.

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
Either create a new document or open an exisiting on.

Make changes to the document.

Attempt to save.

Actual Results:  New docuement created with 0 byte length.

Exiting document unchanged.

Expected Results:  It should have written the new version of the document to 

Comment 1

16 years ago
Where are you attempting to save? to a network volume or to a local hard drive?
Assignee: syd → brade

Comment 2

16 years ago
Good question.

After a complete un-install and re-install, behaviour is unchanged.

Orignal report was for file saves against a Network file share (W2k Adv.server)

Behaviour appears to be similar on local file system (Wk2 Pro WS)with one change:

New file: file created with 0 byte length.
Existing file: Overwritten with a 0 byte length file.

Saves attempted from button bar and from file menu.  No difference in behavior.

Comment 3

16 years ago
can you save a page in the browser?

Comment 4

16 years ago
I confirmed this behaviour in Windows 98 with the following user-agent string:
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win98; en-US; rv:0.9.7+) Gecko/20020123
Build ID: 2002012304

This must have been in the tree for at least 2 days, if you notice the date on
my build. Is it possible this is a regression? I'll try to check

Comment 5

16 years ago
You've reported this in the past, in bug 121065.
Someone please mark this as a duplicate.

Comment 6

16 years ago
Sorry, looking at wrong name field. Different reporters, same owner.
Mark this as a dupe, and up the severity of 121065.

Comment 7

16 years ago
Save from Browser seems to be working fine.

Further information reguarding opening existing files:
Sometimes (~50%) a local or network file opened in the Composer will save
updates ok.  I haven't been able to determine a pattern for sure, but I have
noticed that if it works on a file, then it always works even after you shutdown
the mozilla process and restart, and files that it fails on, always fail after

Comment 8

16 years ago
resolving this as a duplicate; if you see this problem in a newer build (such as
one from this week), please comment here or reopen bug.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 119496 ***
Last Resolved: 16 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE

Comment 9

16 years ago

Comment 10

16 years ago
Created attachment 67142 [details]
HTML file used by SSI directive from another file.

With BUILD 2002013003:

After opening this file on a local or remote file sysmem (All Windows 2000
platform) and making changes, when I try to save the file, Composers ACTS like
it saves (no errors) but the disk file does not change.

Something about the contents causes an issue.

I have discovered a cumbersome workaround, but it would be nice to use the
templates as provided, since they appear to my untrained eye to be ok html

Comment 11

16 years ago
Created attachment 67163 [details]
File created with Mozilla composer.  Can not be saved after aditional edits.

Build 2002013003

This file was created, and saved with Mozilla composer.  IF I re-open it for
editing, make some changes, and attempt to save them, composer silently fails
to save the file.

Something's still not right with the composer file handler.

Please consider changing the status of this bug from Duplicate | Resolved.


16 years ago
Blocks: 115520
No longer blocks: 115520

Comment 12

16 years ago
Attachment 67163 [details] has link elements with href that looks like "/dir1/file1".
Composer doesn't like this because the path does not exist on windows local
filesystem. I know this for sure because I have a similar file and when I
commented out the link element in it, the file can be saved.

Note sure about attachment 67142 [details] but I think similar situation but now in image
elements with src attributes pointing to similar kind of paths.
Product: Browser → Seamonkey
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