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Firefox can not handle ClickOnce generated publish.htm page.

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I've deployed my application with ClickOnce. When I go to the deployed site produced by ClickOnce (..\publish.htm), Firefox displays the site properly. However when I click the "Launch" hyeperlink there, all I get is a page-full of XML listing. What's supposed to happen is that Firefox should launch the application subject to the specified prerequisites.

I have tried three different machines (2 running XP Pro, 1 running Vista Ultimate) and the same thing happens.

If you want to check, the site I'm testing is at www.abbeycontrols.co.uk. Navigate to "Applications & Calculators" and click the application there: http://www.abbeycontrols.co.uk/abbey/applications/IgnitionBox/publish.htm

My machine runs Vista Ultimate SP2 but I have tried it on other machines running XP Pro SP3. Same problem. I had similar problem with Internet Explorer but this has now been fixed by changing the "Compatibility View" settings. I can't find similar setting for Firefox. Google Chrome has the same problem but I'll take this up with Google.

Modified by AbbeyWigan

Additional System Details

Installed Plug-ins

  • Shockwave Flash 11.5 r502
  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape "9.5.3"
  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape 11.0.01
  • NPRuntime Script Plug-in Library for Java(TM) Deploy
  • A plugin to detect whether the Adobe Application Manager is installed on this machine.
  • Google Update
  • 4.1.10329.0
  • iTunes Detector Plug-in
  • The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in Web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.
  • Garmin Communicator Plug-In 2.9.3.0
  • NPWLPG
  • Office Live Update v1.5
  • The plug-in allows you to open and edit files using Microsoft Office applications
  • Office Authorization plug-in for NPAPI browsers
  • Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) plug-in for Mozilla browsers

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.0; rv:17.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/17.0

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My machine runs Vista Ultimate SP2 but I have tried it on other machines running XP Pro SP3. Same problem. I had similar problem with Internet Explorer but this has now been fixed by changing the "Compatibility View" settings. I can't find similar setting for Firefox. Google Chrome has the same problem but I'll take this up with Google.

the-edmeister
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See if this helps you with Firefox.

https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/XML_in_Mozilla

And here's a search of mozilla.developer site pages.
http://www.google.com/search?q=site:developer.mozilla.org%20xml&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&lr=lang_en

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Many thanks for the suggestion. It doesn't give me any pointers at all what is wrong and what to do about it.

the-edmeister
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IE's "Compatibility View" usually fixes stuff that doesn't meet current web standards, from the days of IE5 & 6 when IE tried to "enforce" their perception of those "standards" upon the internet. Firefox hasn't needed a "Compatibility View" because it has always followed "web standards" fairly consistently.

Issues with XML is beyond my knowledge, but you could try posting at the Web Development / Standards Evangelism forum at MozillaZine. The helpers over there are more knowledgeable about web page development issues with Firefox.
http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewforum.php?f=25
You'll need to register and login to be able to post in that forum.