X
Tap here to go to the mobile version of the site.

Support Forum

Firefox can not handle ClickOnce generated publish.htm page.

Posted

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.

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

More Information

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
  • Top 10 Contributor
  • Moderator
3900 solutions 29445 answers
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. <br /> http://www.google.com/search?q=site:developer.mozilla.org%20xml&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&lr=lang_en

Question owner

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

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
  • Top 10 Contributor
  • Moderator
3900 solutions 29445 answers

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.

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. <br /> http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewforum.php?f=25 <br /> You'll need to register and login to be able to post in that forum.