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   Re: Megginson and XMLNews

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  • From: Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>
  • To: Chris Lovett <clovett@microsoft.com>
  • Date: Sat, 10 Apr 1999 23:05:47 +0200

Chris Lovett wrote:
> Oh, I bet the <?xml declaration is tricking the IE5 "mime type sniffer" into
> thinking this is an XML document.  I will file a bug against IE5. 

Yes, it does do that.

I recently gave a presentation that included links to dtds and xml
examples (named foo-xml.txt, and so on) so i could show the source.

These worked fine as local file references, but when they were put on a
server, and served as text/plain, IE5full gave me an error "unable to
display XML document with stylesheet".

> From: David Megginson [mailto:david@megginson.com]
> Actually, www.xmlnews.org is serving it up as text/plain -- MSIE must
> be acting on the .dtd extension.


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