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Re: PNG trashes my mozilla and galeon browsers

From: Ian B. Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Date: 30 May 2003 19:07:13 -0400
To: Susan Lesch <lesch@w3.org>
Cc: "Robert P. J. Day" <rpjday@mindspring.com>, chris@w3.org, site-comments@w3.org
Message-Id: <1054336033.1125.105.camel@seabright>

On Fri, 2003-05-30 at 19:01, Susan Lesch wrote:
> Robert P. J. Day wrote:
> 
> >   when i try to follow the new PNG link, my mozilla browser
> >under RH 9 gets killed.
> >
> >   when i try it using galeon, i get an error message complaining
> >about an ADOBE env variable not being set properly and, again,
> >galeon gets killed.
> >
> >   what on earth is behind that link?
> 
> Thanks for the report and sorry you had problems. You might have an
> plug-in mis-matched to Mozilla (they changed plug-in architecture).
> I don't know about Galeon. I am sending a copy of this mail to Chris
> Lilley, Graphics Activity Lead, to see if he can help next week.
> 
> In the meantime, if you wish, try removing any outdated "SVG" or "ASV"
> plug-ins. (I am assuming you are seeing these errors at this URI:
> http://www.w3.org/TR/2003/PR-PNG-20030520/).

[This should be part of a FAQ since I think we'll get this
question a lot.]

We also published a PNG-only version of the spec that shouldn't
cause a crash:
  http://www.w3.org/TR/2003/PR-PNG-20030520/index-noobject.html

The status section of either version points to the known
compatibility problem.

Sorry for the inconvenience; we are hoping this software
incompatibility will be fixed by the vendors.

 - Ian
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