Postscript Behavior...

Mowgli C Assor (
Tue, 27 Apr 93 16:48:22 EDT

Um, I've been playing with various ways of getting postscript to display
via XMosaic (1.0). When you use FTP, things are fine, because the FTP daemon
doesn't do any processing, and so when XMosaic hands off to Ghostview or
whatever, life is fine.

However, when HTTP processes the file, it puts the line :


in front of the rest of the document. Thus, when it gets back to Ghostview,
it chokes because <PLAINTEXT> is invalid PS. This may again get us to the
point of needing "type tags" for different types of files, but with the
coming various "multi-media" browsers, it seems to me to be a problem we
need to solve somehow (perhaps the URLs will help, but I don't think they
are the ultimate solution).

I can just set up a filter for Ghostscript which removes the offending
line, but is there a better solution?

Thanks, <Mowgli>

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