[Bug 350407] [NEW] Locally saved webpages not displaying correctly

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Sat Feb 20 09:27:39 UTC 2010

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Firefox Information:   Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US;
rv: Gecko/2009032711 Ubuntu/8.04 (hardy) Firefox/3.0.8

Web pages that have been saved locally are not displaying correctly.  To see this problem run the following steps:

1). Go to the jwebunit website ( http://jwebunit.sourceforge.net/ ).
Suggesting saving a page from this website as a test since this provided
a very good example of the problem.

2). Right click on the main web page and select "Save As..."

3). Save the web page somewhere on the local drive.  On Ubuntu there is
an option in the save dialog specifying how to save the web page.  Make
sure that "Web page, complete" is selected.

4). Navigate to the location where the web page was stored and attempt
to load the saved page back into firefox

At this point the web page that is loaded from the hard disk should
display very differently than the real web page.  Styles and elements of
the original web page should be missing.  I also tested this same
process on Windows XP SP2 (using firefox 3.0.8) and I see the exact same
behavior.  This seems to eliminate the problem being caused by local
browser settings (since I see the same thing under Windows and Linux on
two separate machines with totally different preferences).  Furthermore
I was able to run steps 1 - 4 using Opera 9.64 and this produces a saved
web page that displays identically to the web page navigated to on the

...Additionally I just tried loading the webpage saved locally using
opera and this loads into firefox correctly.  So the problem appears to
be with the actual web page save using firefox and not the fact that the
page is saved locally.

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
Date: Sat Mar 28 11:36:15 2009
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 8.04
Package: firefox-3.0 3.0.8+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.8.04.2
PackageArchitecture: i386
SourcePackage: firefox-3.0
Uname: Linux 2.6.24-23-generic i686

Update - Looks like this bug report may have gone to the wrong place.  I
was expecting this to be submitted against firefox instead of Ubuntu...
Apparently selecting --> Help --> Report a Problem inside of the firefox
web browser sends bug reports to Ubuntu.


Ok, please disregard this bug report; I've got this submitted to the
correct place now.

** Affects: firefox-3.0 (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: New

** Tags: apport-bug
Locally saved webpages not displaying correctly
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