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RE: Mac/IE/XHTML Problem

From: Michael Cooper <mcooper@cast.org>
Date: Tue, 3 Oct 2000 12:33:13 -0400
To: "WAI Interest Group (E-mail)" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Sorry to reply so late to this. I had the same problem testing some XHTML
pages, they display as source code on IE 4.5 Mac. When I removed the opening
<?xml version="1.0"?> it displayed correctly. Unfortunately, doing so means
it's not longer valid XHTML. Michael

-----Original Message-----
From: w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org]On
Behalf Of Charles F. Munat
Sent: Tuesday, September 05, 2000 4:22 PM
To: WAI Interest Group (E-mail)
Subject: Mac/IE/XHTML Problem

In accordance with the checkpoint to use W3C technologies when available
(and with the W3C current recommendation to use XHTML), I've changed over
all of my sites to XHTML. Today I got a call from a friend with some bad
news. He just bought a Macintosh and went to one of my sites with Internet
Explorer and instead of a page he got the source code.

It seems that IE on the Mac (for him, anyway) will reproduce HTML just fine,
but when confronted with XHTML will dump the code into the browser window as
if it were plain text. He thinks that the problem is because he just signed
up for @Home and the tech screwed something up, but I am suspicious.

Has anyone else on this list encountered this problem? Is it true that
Mac/IE will not handle XHTML pages properly (I really hope not). Or could it
be some sort of mime-type problem on his computer? Doesn't XHTML go out as

Thanks for any help...

Charles F. Munat,
Received on Tuesday, 3 October 2000 12:57:05 UTC

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