Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 443900
firefox does not include <param name=...> parameter characters beyond the first line if multiple lines
Last modified: 2009-01-09 01:25:18 EST
Description of problem:
was looking at:
http://www.usc.edu/dept/ealc/chinese/character/output1/index.html whilst trying
to view the chinese character strokes. This worked on Windows XP. On Fedora 8,
firefox-188.8.131.52, the character comes out garbled.
There is a zip of the site for download for off-line practicing, which includes
the java class files. I decompiled it with mocha, and got it working on Windows
in Eclipse 3.3 with appletviewer, and then on Fedora 8. The short version is
that /usr/lib/jvm/java-1.7.0-icedtea-184.108.40.206/bin and jdk1.6.0_03/bin
appletviewer paint properly. The applet basically reads a series of points which
define a polygon and it paints them to emulate brush strokes for a character.
What I found is that if I modify the html which starts off as:
<applet code=ChineseFontPlayer.CFPlayer.class width="400" height="400" >
<param name="StrokeData" VALUE="#4PO: 141,79;139,88;137,99;134,109;131,119;
so that all of the points are on one line, firefox will render it properly. So,
the garbled character results from only getting the first line of points, and
not the whole set. Html should not care about the newlines in the set of data
poins and grab everything up to the terminating ">" for the StrokeData. An od
-xc shows only newlines and no carriage returns in the html.
Since appletviewer can render the chinese character whether the data is on one
line or many, is this a firefox issue or limitation in reading the html?
Following the set of paths below, I assume I am running the icedtea plugin for
firefox, since that is the default java on the machine.
libflashplayer.so libnullplugin.so libunixprintplugin.so
$ which java
$ ls -l /usr/bin/java
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 22 2007-12-11 09:54 /usr/bin/java -> /etc/alternatives/java
$ ls -l /etc/alternatives/java
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 39 2007-12-11 09:58 /etc/alternatives/java ->
$ ls /usr/lib/jvm/jre-1.7.0-icedtea/bin
java keytool orbd pack200 pluginappletviewer policytool rmid rmiregistry
servertool tnameserv unpack200
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Go to http://www.usc.edu/dept/ealc/chinese/character/output1/xian.htm for
2. The area where a Chinese character should be drawn is incomplete
3. If you save the web page or just the appropriate frame, and join the
character corner point lines into one line, it works as expected.
It draws the deormed character with only the points from the first line.
It works on Ubuntu 7.10 and Windows XP with FireFox.
Created attachment 303557 [details]
html with multiple line param= as described in the text
This looks to me very much like a problem with our Java (comparing it to the Sun
JRE) rather than a firefox problem.
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