[4XP] External application (Net-Print) cannot retrieve selection content in Mozilla?

RESOLVED WONTFIX

Status

RESOLVED WONTFIX
16 years ago
14 years ago

People

(Reporter: michael.graubart7, Assigned: asa)

Tracking

Trunk
PowerPC
Mac System 9.x

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)

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Attachments

(2 attachments)

(Reporter)

Description

16 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC; en-US; rv:1.2b) Gecko/20021017
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC; en-US; rv:1.2b) Gecko/20021017

Net-Print is a useful piece of shareware (a System Extension) for assembling and
printing a number of text clips from the internet. It works with text in a word
processor and it works with e-mails or internet files obtained by means of
Netscape 4.79. It does not work when Mozilla is used: all the items in the
Net-Print drop-down menu are dimmed.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Drag Net-Print to the System Folder or the Extensions folder.
2. Start Mozilla and open a web page or an e-mail.
3. Select a portion of text, and open the Net-Print menu.
Actual Results:  
All the items in the Net-Print menu are dimmed and cannot be used.

Expected Results:  
The items in the Net-Print menu should be accessible and usable, as they are in
Netscape 4.79.

Mozilla: modern theme.  Mac G3 (old beige type): OS 9.2.2.

Software attached.
(Reporter)

Comment 1

16 years ago
Created attachment 104498 [details]
Document relating to the Net-Print extension.
(Reporter)

Comment 2

16 years ago
Created attachment 104500 [details]
System Extension software, compressed by StuffIt.

I am now trying to attach the software in compressed form.

Comment 3

16 years ago
Michael, this is something you should report to the makers of NetPrint, not Mozilla.
(Reporter)

Comment 4

16 years ago
Greg: I have reported it to the maker of the software (no reply so far), but as
there is no problem when using Netscape 4.79, I assumed that it was a Mozilla
special. (I haven't tried it with Internet Expplorer yet.)
(Reporter)

Comment 5

16 years ago
I have now tried Net-Print with Internet Explorer and it does work there, so
that confirms my belief that the malfunction in Mozilla is a Mozilla problem.

Comment 6

16 years ago
Mozilla/Netscape 7 and Netscape 4.x use different API for content retrieval by
external application?
Keywords: 4xp
Summary: Mozilla disables a System Extension (Net-Print) → [4XP] External application (Net-Print) cannot retrieve selection content in Mozilla?
(Reporter)

Comment 7

16 years ago
Re Daniel Wang's reversal of subject and object: it is, surely, relevant, is it
not, that the options in the Net-Print drop-down menu are dimmed as soon as
Mozilla starts – before any web content or e-mail text is selected in an attempt
to get Net-Print to process it?

Comment 8

16 years ago
While it sounds likely that this is Fizzilla's fault,
Mozilla CFM build is dead.
http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=avkj4k%24ihs2%40ripley.netscape.com
Blocks: 12985
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 16 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
Product: Browser → Seamonkey
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