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Browsers different from IE 6 and NN 7 produce dumps with DESIGN2003....

At a certain Support Packages level (between 25 and 38) a hard exception handler has been inserted in the SAP Web AS BSP environment.

For example: using FireFox I got:

500 SAP Internal Server Error

Error message: An exception that could not be caught occurred. ( type of termination: RABAX_STATE )

in the browser and

<htmlb:content>: (*) This browser is not supported. (IE>=550;NN>=700;NN=160)

in ST22.

I did not appreciated for 3 reasons:

1. Users receives an internal error message instead of getting (your browser is not supported)

2. SAP Web AS uses a lot of CPU in order to write DUMPs

3. I like FireFox (from and after upgrading from Support Packages 24 I cannot use it anymore....


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    Posted on Jun 14, 2004 at 08:05 AM

    Hi Sergio,

    I was scared to be alone in the world...

    Can I add more reasons to yours?

    4. FireFox (and Mozilla forks) are more ECMA standard compliant than IE;

    5. FireFox (and Mozilla forks) are more HTML standard compliant than IE;

    6. FireFox (and Mozilla forks) are more CSS standard compliant than IE.

    This is not a war about "What is the best browser in the world?", but it should be considered designing a framework infrastructure which will supply standard functions.

    Dany 😊

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  • Posted on Jun 14, 2004 at 09:24 AM


    Let me first quickly answer your three points.

    1. This messsage you received is the external error message, and not an internal message. Maybe to criptic? If you wish we can change it. It should be no problem.

    2. I would not worry to much about the CPU in this case. But if you want, just configure an error page in transaction SICF that will write out a blank page. I doubt that you will see the difference in performance.

    3. We have nothing against Mozilla browsers!

    We have to look at this also from the side of development. For our new HTML work, we get standardized rendering libraries from another group, and we plug them into BSP. These libraries do not support Mozilla. We have asked about this many times. No avail. There are people and plans and ... what the heck. One day we will get the official support notification. Until then, this is outside the scope of what we can influence.

    Of course, you can consider to delete that one IF statement. Just don't tell us! We can not support it.


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