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From a web application, I try to access an ASP page that generates a PDF. The ASP set the content-type correctly and Phoenix starts the PDF plug-in. However, the PDF generation failed. As a result, I get the error "the file does not start with "%PDF". (Everything is fine until now! ;-) ). Once I got the popup message, I click on the "back" button to browse back to the previous page => Crash. The "Netscape Feedback Agent" kicks off to try to send the error report (but will never be able to do so as we are using a Microsoft Proxy server here....).
Phoenix 0.2 (build 20021001)
without a stack trace (or talkback report) this bug isn't going to be of any use. Without that or a testcase we're not going to be able to do anything with this bug. sorry.
Confirmed on Win98 with Mozilla build 2002100714 (crashes Phoenix here too) Visit: http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/jboss/JBoss.3.0QuickStart.Draft3.pdf Should bring up the Sourceforge download mirrors page, but instead brings up a pop-up saying "the file does not start with '%PDF'". Clicking on the location bar and hitting enter (i.e., re-requesting the page) results in crash. (Talkback ID: TB122524OX)
Phil, that talkback incident doesn't seem to exist. are you sure you typed the correct number? Sounds like it could be bug 122783 Have you tried a recent Mozilla build to see if you get the same crash?
Oops, 0 and O confusions... Doesn't look at all like bug 122783 to me, but I may be wrong. Crashes Mozilla 2002100808 on Win 98. Talkback ID TB12293527K
No crash with build 2002101010, but the behaviour is still wrong. Would someone like to open a new bug for the Sourceforge .pdf download problem? (Works on Netscape 4.8, IE6SP1)
I could not reproduce crash with Phoenix nightly 20021017 but could with Mozilla 20021008 (9 days older). I also get some fun repaint issues in the Mozilla and Phoenix page area (where pages render) which seem to be due to the Adobe Acrobat plugin not repainting. Using Win2K SP3 and Adobe Acrobat reader 5.0.5. What seems to happen is that Mozilla and Phoenix are trying to open an HTML file which has an extension of .PDF by starting the Acrobat plugin. It is the plugin which returns error message: File does not begin with '%PDF-'. In IE 6 SP1 the page comes up as HTML and contains a list of mirror servers to load the actual PDF from. I'm unsure if this is a Mozilla issue (page handling), an Acrobat issue (doubtful), a server MIME issue (maybe making Mozilla revert to file extensions to resolve type), or something else. The fact that the issue occurs in Mozilla and that the error message comes from a plugin means this shouldn't be a Phoenix bug. I have insufficient permissions to change "Product", which is as it should be, so someone else will need to change the bug assignment or file a more correct bug. My Mozilla crash is reported in Talkback Incident ID TB12805321H. There was no crash in Phoenix, thus no report.
I'm using Win2k SP3, 20021020, 1024x768. When launching the URL I get a popup window with the following message "File doesnt not begin with '%PDF-'" I press ok and get lots of repaint problems in the menus. This only happens (the repaint issue) when launching this site only, in a single tab without any other tabs open. If I open this site in a new tab, I can close the tab and continue work without any problems.
wfm Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.2b) Gecko/20021020 Phoenix/0.3, build 200210200 Tried examples from this one and 122783. All using gv as my system default. No problems.
wfm tried source forge link and page opens properly I get pdf plugin read document and go back. Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.2b) Gecko/20021021 Phoenix/0.3
Created attachment 103737 [details] Valid HTML doc with a .PDF extension, served as text/plain Not sure if this will work, but trying to create a simple test case by serving a valid HTML 4.01 Transitional file as text/plain. This should fool Mozilla and Phoenix into loading the Acrobat Reader plugin because the file has a .PDF extension, not a valid HTML extension (.HTM, .HTML, etc.).
One half of the bug (the crash) seems to have been solved sometime in the October 8-10 range (based on crash/no crash reports here) and hasn't been reproduced in Mozilla or Phoenix since 20021010. I suggest closing this bug for this reason. The remaining half of the issue (the error message) looks to be caused by serving a file with no MIME type and a .PDF extension, but with HTML contents. This wouldn't be a bug at all because the Mozilla/Phoenix plugin system is meant to fall back to file extensions when lacking an MIME type to go by. It seems that the Sourceforge test doesn't exhibit problems anymore because the server is now applying a valid MIME type (text/html) to the old example file: http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/jboss/JBoss.3.0QuickStart.Draft3.pdf Sorry about the attachment SPAM from a minute ago, though. I was trying to create a testcase for the second half of the issue, but because the Bugzilla system won't serve a file without an MIME type, my testcase won't work. If I leave my testcase as text/plain, Phoenix renders it as plain text. If I make a fake MIME type (text/foo), Phoenix complains that it doesn't know what to do with it and asks to save the file (as expected). I am unable to leave the MIME type completely out (Bugzilla yells at me for leaving the field blank).
WFM Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win98; en-US; rv:1.2b) Gecko/20021022 Phoenix/0.3 Sourceforge shows the mirrors, the attachment link shows plain text, can´t crash.
Works perfectly for me now (build 2002102208). Time to close the bug. Thanks everyone.
As per comments 12, 13 and 14, I'm closing this bug as WFM as users other than the reporter were able to confirm the problem initially and subsequently found the problem to have been solved on a later build. Reporter: firstname.lastname@example.org (Loic Fabro), if you disagree, please reopen if you can successfully reproduce with a recent build and report the results back here. This is the oldest outstanding unconfirmed Phoenix 'bug', and we'd all appreciate seeing it resolved in some form ;-)
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 16 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
VERIFIED Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.5a) Gecko/20030714 Mozilla Firebird/0.6
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
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