Mosaic 2.0 in CPU loop.

Fred Zwarts, KVI, Groningen, NL. (
Tue, 30 Nov 1993 09:15:17 +0000 (WET)

I have a problem with Mosaic 2.0 under VMS. It enters a CPU loop when I access
a Gopher HTML document which has an inline image for which the URL is specified
as "./Logo.gif". The CPU loop is probably caused by an improper Gopher type for
a gif file. I am not sure whether this is general Mosaic problem or a problem
specific for the VMS version.

I would like to know the best way to fix it. I made the following change:

363 /* while (GetDataBlock(fd, (unsigned char*) buf) != 0) F.Z. */
364 while (GetDataBlock(fd, (unsigned char*) buf) > 0)
365 ;
363 while (GetDataBlock(fd, (unsigned char*) buf) != 0)
364 ;

because it turned out that GetDataBlock kept returning a value of -1. This now
prevents the CPU loop, but the inline images are not displayed correctly. Is
there a better way to fix it? Or is the only hope that that the owner of the
document fixes the URL for the image?

Fred Zwarts KVI, Groningen, Netherlands Internet:
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