Javascript "window.print()" doesn't work.



14 years ago
3 years ago


(Reporter: georgez, Assigned: dougt)


1.7 Branch
Windows XP

Firefox Tracking Flags

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14 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.5) Gecko/20041107 Firefox/1.0
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.5) Gecko/20041107 Firefox/1.0

On Windows, I installed (unzipped) a Mozilla 1.7 release from a .zip package,
and ran the bundled mfcembed.exe app, input "javascript:windows.print()" in the
top URL text field, it successfully printed the loaded page. 

But if I install a Mozilla 1.7 release from a .exe package, copy the
mfcembed.exe app bundled in the .zip package to the GRE directory created by the
1.7 .exe package, it runs successfully. But inputing "javascript:
windows.print()" in the URL text field, it hangs with the "Preparing ..." dialog. 

As "javascript: windows.print()" is a commonly used JavaScript, so I logged it
as a "Major" bug. Any fix or help are appreciated !

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
On Windows:
1. Unzip a Mozilla 1.7 .zip package;
2. Install a Mozilla 1.7 .exe package, which creates a GRE directory under
[Program Files] directory.
3. Copy the bundled mfcembed.exe app in the unzipped Mozilla 1.7 directory to
the GRE directory created by the .exe package;
4. Run the copied mfcembed.exe app, load any URL, input "javascript:
windows.print()" to print the loaded page.

Comment 1

14 years ago
Probably invalid. You spelled it wrong. It should be "javascript:
window.print()", not "javascript: windows.print()". There is no "s".

Comment 2

14 years ago
Thanks for comments. It was a typo in my description. I did use
"javascript:window.print()", NOT "javascript:windows.print()", and saw the
problem. Any more hints? 


14 years ago
Version: Trunk → 1.7 Branch
Does the GRE folder already contain a mfcembed.exe? Anyway, why do you want to
copy mfcembed.exe to that folder?

Comment 4

14 years ago
Hi Frank, 

The GRE folder doesn't contain the mfcembed.exe, I'm not sure why. mfcembed.exe
is only contained in an unzipped Mozilla .zip package. As we want to extend
mfcembed.exe for some more funcationalities and release it as a standalone app
working with both Mozilla .zip and .exe installation, we want to make it work
within the GRE folder. I feel this should be a common case, if we extend
mfdembed.exe, we may not be able to bundle it in a Mozilla distribution.

And it does work well (loading pages correctly) within the GRE folder. But the
problem is Javascript "window.print()" doesn't work, as I reported.

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