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Re: XHTML doctype and namespace lookups overwhelm w3.org servers?

From: Joris Huizer <joris_huizer@yahoo.com>
Date: Sun, 26 Jan 2003 10:40:52 -0800 (PST)
Message-ID: <20030126184052.53885.qmail@web20206.mail.yahoo.com>
To: ehofmeister@musikcafeen.dk, www-html@w3.org


--- "Webmaster, Musikcafeen"
<ehofmeister@musikcafeen.dk> wrote:
> 
> I recently bought "Beginning XHTML" co-authored by
> Dave Raggett, and I was
> rather puzzled by an example (chapter 3, p. 48 "A
> Simple XHTML document")
> where the DTD is downloaded, before the document is
> parsed, as far as I can
> see. It raised the same questions as Jeff Mendenhall
> came up with. What
> happens is this:
> 
> I write the code in the aforementioned example:
> 
> <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
> <!DOCTYPE html
> 	 PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"
> 	
>
"http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
> <html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml"
> xml:lang="en" lang="en">
>   <head>
>     <title>First XHTML document</title>
>   </head>
>   <body>
>     <p>This is my first XHTML document.</p>
>   </body>
> </html>
> 
> I save it as examp2.htm and examp2.xml respectively.
> 
> - When I open examp2.htm in IE 6.0SP1 it displays as
> it should, according to
> the book.
> - When I open examp2.xml in IE 6.0SP1 it tries to
> open the document for
> about 10-15 seconds, then comes up with an error
> message that says "The
> XML-page cannot be displayed - the resource could
> not be found:
>
'http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd'."
> (the actual
> messages are a bit different, as I am using the
> danish version of IE 6.0,
> but I am loosely translating).
> 
> What is important is that I am logged OFF my
> LAN-connection to the internet
> when I get the above results. When I log ON and try
> the same, IE responds
> immediately by showing me the parse tree, however it
> also shows me the
> document header, which it shouldn't according to the
> book.
> 
> I am a little confused, but as far as I can figure
> out, it must be problems
> related to IE 6.0SP1.
> Anyway, I would appreciate if anyone could enlighten
> me.
> 
> Regards, Esben Hofmeister
> 
> 

I'm not sure about this, but I think a conforming
browser should display a normal html page as the xhtml
namespace is used.

Joris

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