Firefox can not handle ClickOnce generated publish.htm page.
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.
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.
Re: Firefox can not handle ClickOnce generated publish.htm page.
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
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