[Catalyst] Extra characters inserted into PDF output

Dr. Jennifer Nussbaum bg271828 at yahoo.com
Tue Dec 2 18:25:31 GMT 2008

--- On Tue, 12/2/08, Robin Berjon <robin at berjon.com> wrote:

> From: Robin Berjon <robin at berjon.com>
> Subject: Re: [Catalyst] Extra characters inserted into PDF output
> To: bg271828 at yahoo.com, "The elegant MVC web framework" <catalyst at lists.scsys.co.uk>
> Date: Tuesday, December 2, 2008, 8:57 AM
> On Dec 2, 2008, at 17:02 , Dr. Jennifer Nussbaum wrote:
> > My PDF files are being uploaded and saved in the
> database apparently correctly. Then what seems to be
> happening is that somewhere in the binary stream of PDF,
> there is a (random) sequence of "<!", and
> somewhere later there is a ">". And something
> is inserting a "--" before the ">".
> > 
> > My debugging statements show that Catalyst is
> outputting the correct size of the file, which suggests that
> the insertion is happening elsewhere.
> The one thing you're not saying is under what Catalyst
> is running when it's producing that. Are you running
> FastCGI? Mod_perl? Stand-alone development server?

This happens both under the standalone server and under Apache/mod_perl.

> If it happens in all of those then the bug is probably in
> your code (though after your debugging statements).

Ive shown all the code for the view, so you can see anything that happens after the debugging....

> If the
> insertion is indeed happening outside that pretty much just
> leaves the Web server, or perhaps a proxy. Wild stab in the
> dark: do you happen to have SSI turned on?

Yes, but only on the actual server. My dev box running the standalone server isnt doing any SSI's.

This is baffling.



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