#5 HTML Render Problem


There's something wrong with the HTML render in the
right pane of xCHM.

Opening any .chm file it just decompiles the chm and
prints the HTML just like that :

<html> <META http-equiv="Content-Type"
content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1">
<title>Developing Feeds with RSS and Atom</title>
<link rel="STYLESHEET" type="text/css"
<link rel="STYLESHEET" type="text/css"
<table width="100%" border="0" cellspacing="0"
<td align="right"><div STYLE="MARGIN-LEFT: 0.15in;">
<a href=toc.html><img src="images/next.gif" width="60"

The weird thing is that xCHM was working perfectly on
my system a week ago, so probably has something to do
with HTML rendering in general.

Of course my web browsers are working perfectly..

I'm sending a pic.

Any thoughts here?


  • Razvan Cojocaru

    Razvan Cojocaru - 2006-03-01
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  • Razvan Cojocaru

    Razvan Cojocaru - 2006-03-01

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    Sadly, I have no idea why this happens. I think somebody
    else also complained about this before, but I couldn't find
    any problem with my version of xCHM or the chm file with the

    Did you change any xCHM dependencies in the meantime (GTK,
    wxWidgets)? Does this happen with all of your chm files, or
    only the one in the screenshot? What version of GTK and
    wxWidgets are you using? Is your wxGTK compiled with Unicode
    and GTK2 support?

    Your browsers obviously don't use wxHtmlWindow, one of the
    crudest HTML components ever written.

  • Razvan Cojocaru

    Razvan Cojocaru - 2006-03-01

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    Oh, I forgot: if you do figure out what the problem is,
    please post the solution here so that I can add it to the
    FAQ on the site.

  • Razvan Cojocaru

    Razvan Cojocaru - 2006-03-13

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    The solution to your problem is described on FAQ page:

    Q: xCHM displays the HTML source code of the pages instead
    of properly rendering it. Can I fix this?

    A: That depends. The problem might be that an application
    such as Crossover Office has already registered the .chm
    extension in your ~/.mime.types file. Most likely that can
    be solved by commenting out the relevant lines (this
    solution has been received from Marcelo Fernandez).


  • Razvan Cojocaru

    Razvan Cojocaru - 2006-03-13
    • status: open --> closed
  • George Tarantilis

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    You are right. Problem FIXED removing CxOffice altogether.

    Thank you. xCHM is again my favourite .chm viewer.


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