I fetched and installed win32 rc 1.0 using the installer. My profile has been transformed from the one for netscape 4.7. But, strange thing is that, when the mozilla started, I tried to access http://www.asahi.com but somehow the page was not accessible. (Very strange since I was running Netscape 4.7 beside mozilla, and netscape could show the pages from the above mentioned site without problems.) Something went wrong there, and it seemed the mozilla decided to show the original home page (at mozilla.org) again although I clearly tried to acccess www.asahi.com. (Well, the original Japanese version of netscape 4.x has this newspaper URL http://www.asahi.com in the suggested (or preloaded) bookmark list and I used it to access it. Somehow the first time I tried it in new mozilla, it failed to access it [it looks that the netscape.com has a web page (or many pages) where the preloaded entry in the bookmark is directed and then re-directed to the current correct URLs (a clever way to keep pre-released entries in the existing program up-to-date.). But in my case, the first try to access this newspaper site failed, I tried a few other pages in the bookmarks, and they all failed, too. Then somehow mozilla seemed to have kept the original mozilla home page as the incorrect result of accessing this newspaper site. So whenever I tried to reach this site, mozilla showed mozilla's default entry. I got stuck in this incorrect showing of the mozilla home page as the content of http://www.asahi.com. (Mozilla no longer showed that the access to the asahi.com failed or any other diagnostics that showed something went wrong.) Now, after re-installing the mozilla browser, the symptom continued. What I did in the following seemed to cure the problem as of now, but I think there is a bug lurking in the cache/proxy-related code. - Firstly, I disabled the proxy setting. I tried to access the followign pages. http://www.asahi.com http://www.mainichi.co.jp (the other newspaper URL which seemed to have the similar problem as asahi.com. I omitted this in order to simplify the bug report above.) The above two URLs still could not be accessed. Or rather mozilla shoed the mozilla home page as the contents of the above pages. - But then, at least I found now that some other URLs outside mozilla are accessible. (So it may be a cache problem after all.) - Figuring that mozilla may be returning incorrectly cached pages I cleared the disk cache and tried accessing http://www.ashai.com http://www.mainichi.co.jp This time it worked! I could see the contents of the newspaper sites. Well then I tried to enable proxy again, and then mozilla still works. So it may be that we can rule out the proxy out of the question. (But who knows?) In any case, that mozilla caches its own home page contents for the www.asahi.com and www.mainichi.co.jp was wrong. Either it should not do so, or should show the access error (but why did it fail to access the URL in the first place?) correctly. This error could be a one time thing that happens ONLY WHEN the new mozilla RC 1.0 is installed and the old netscape profile has been transformed. (Or that the simultaneously running netscape 4.x, which I used to access mozilla download page may have interfered with mozilla due to resource contention???) I could have tried to erase mozilla completely and re-install it to see if the problem occurs ONLY at the initial install. But my ISP connection is not that fast to try fetching the mozilla files over and over, and beside the installer doesn't seem to offer me to RE-USE the previously fetched .xpi files for new installation. (I would count this as another bug, but I am sure you will hear complaint on this one from many people.) Thank you for the great package and hope you can iron out this and other minor glitches before final release. PS: I know it is difficult to see the cause of the problem from this sketchy note but this is the best I could come up with under the circumstances. PPS: I tried to use newly installed mozilla in order to report the bug, but failed to do so. The browser responded with "The page contains no data". I am not sure which is to blame, the mozilla or the bugzilla. Maybe bugzilla is overloaded with bug reporters who have tried to use the new RC 1.0. I am using netscape 4.7 on win98 to report this problem.
Reporter: which kind of proxy do you use ?
from mail: Dear Matti, I am using junkbuster proxy. ---------------------------------------------------- Junkbuster is broken ! Other browsers work with junkbuster because they use only Http/1,0. (NS.47x doesn't support Http/1.1, IE5.X use Http/1.0 by default for Proxies) To fix this problem: select Http/1.0 in edit\preferences\advanced\Http Networking and after that clear your Disk Cache PS: To add a comment open the bug URL, add your comment in the Addtional Comments field and select the "Commit" button. DUPE OF BUG 38488 (Proxy:junkbuster is broken - use http/1.0 to get arround this, marked as INVALID because junkbuster itself is broken) *** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 38488 ***