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Web services and application/xhtml+xml

From: Karl Dubost <karl@w3.org>
Date: Sun, 21 Nov 2004 08:11:46 -0500
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To: 'public-evangelist@w3.org' <public-evangelist@w3.org>

Hi everyone,

Just for the record and to know if there's a way to teach Web services 
providers to handle correctly mime types.

So recently, I decided to switch a Web site to serve the pages with the 
mime-type "application/xhtml+xml".

* Some versions of IE Windows failed completely to render the page, 
some others only the text without images and CSS, which is fine by me. 
I made it on purpose because Firefox, Opera, Safari can handle this 
mime-type at least.

* The ping service weblogs.com seems to not accept this mime-type

* Some automatic translation services like
	- babelfish of Altavista,
	- Google translation
can't handle the mime-type and they return only the text in its 
original version. There's a french online service which perfectly works 
with it: trans.voila.fr. In fact the service uses Systran which works 
too www.systransoft.com/	

It would be interesting to know if you have discovered other online 
services which can't handle properly application/xhtml+xml

Karl Dubost - http://www.w3.org/People/karl/
W3C Conformance Manager
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Received on Sunday, 21 November 2004 13:11:37 UTC

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