repeatable crash while using w3
chuck.hines at baesystems.com
Wed May 5 15:37:46 EDT 2004
>>>>> "Glynn" == Glynn Clements <glynn.clements at virgin.net> writes:
Glynn> David Jafferian - Sun Microsystems wrote:
>> Sorry about that. This is curious, because the gif displays fine in
>> my VM, but crashes xemacs when I try to bring up a page containing it
>> in w3.
Glynn> Viewing your message in VM crashes XEmacs if vm-mime-use-image-strips
Glynn> is set to nil, but not if it's set to t.
Hmm...not true here: I have it set to t (default) and that still caused me to
Glynn> I suspect that you have vm-mime-use-image-strips set to t, which would
Glynn> explain why it doesn't crash in VM (VM feeds it to the "display"
Glynn> program, which sanitises the image), but does in w3 (which passes it
Glynn> directly to XEmacs' GIF decoder).
That was a pretty small image height wise, so maybe it's below the height of a
strip and hence VM either doesn't send it to display or display just returns
the image untouched and then it makes it to the builtin decoder and *bang*.
But that wouldn't explain the difference in behavior that you see. Maybe
changing that vm-mime-use-image-strips variable alters memory on your system
enough to avoid the crash? I don't know...just guessing...
Perhaps if I get a few moments to play I'll grab the image again (David, what
was the URL again, I deleted that email) and try viewing it w/ XEmacs running
under dbx. Unless of course Malcolm has already done this and figured it out
by then. :)
Charles K. Hines <ckh at requesttech.com> <chuck.hines at baesystems.com>
Principal Scientist at ReQuest Technologies Inc. (http://www.ReQuestTech.com/)
"Go back to sleep, Chuck. You're just havin' a nightmare...
of course, we ARE still in Hell." - Gary Larson
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