printing of some pages is very slow and resulting file is huge




Printing: Output
10 years ago
9 years ago


(Reporter: Matěj Cepl, Unassigned)


Firefox Tracking Flags

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(1 attachment)

84.96 KB, application/x-zip-compressed


10 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-GB; rv:1.9b5) Gecko/2008032619 Firefox/3.0b5
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-GB; rv:1.9b5) Gecko/2008032619 Firefox/3.0b5

(originally filed as, but I can reproduce it with upstream binary as well; I couldn't download more recent upstream binary as seems to be down in the moment)

Original report:

Unzip the attached, which happens to be an Equifax
credit report with all of the data obfuscated with garbage characters, and open
obfuscated.html in firefox.  Select File > Print... and tell it you want to
print to a file.  Here are the problems you will now notice:

* It takes an absurdly long time, like over five minutes, to print the file.
* The resulting output file is over 8MB, which is absurdly huge.
* The resulting file is garbage -- all of the tables are drawn wrong, with
overlapping text all over the place.
* The print status pop-up stays on the screen forever until you mouse over it
(or perhaps just give the firefox window focus or something, not sure exactly,
but it certainly doesn't go away on its own if you aren't focused on the firefox
window, which it should).

I encountered all these problems with
firefox-3.0-0.beta3.28.nightly20080226.fc9.i386.  In contrast, with
seamonkey-1.1.8-4.fc9.i386, it takes like 15 seconds to print, the resulting
output file is less than 2MB, the printout is correct, and the print status
pop-up goes away when printing is completed.


I could very well reproduce it both with the Fedora package as well as with the upstream binary. Printing of the attached file took more than two minutes and the resulting PDF was 4.4MB.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.see above
Actual Results:  
slow and huge

Expected Results:  
seamonkey is able to print this fast and with smaller PDF

Comment 1

10 years ago
Created attachment 325424 [details]
Works for me (Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv: Gecko/2009032713 Fedora/3.0.8-1.fc10 Firefox/3.0.8)
Last Resolved: 9 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
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