W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > www-html@w3.org > November 2003

Re: XHTML with Internet Explorer

From: Tantek Çelik <tantek@cs.stanford.edu>
Date: Sun, 02 Nov 2003 02:45:59 -0800
To: "J. King" <mtknight@dark-phantasy.com>, "www-html@w3.org" <www-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <BBCA2041.2F78F%tantek@cs.stanford.edu>

On 11/1/03 11:38 AM, "J. King" <mtknight@dark-phantasy.com> wrote:

> On Sun, 02 Nov 2003 01:45:44 +1100, Lachlan Hunt
> <lhunt07@postoffice.csu.edu.au> wrote:
>>   Also, is it a bug with IE, or just that it hasn't been updated to
>> understand application/xhtml+xml, since when I tried to load the
>> document, it showed a dialog asking me whether to open or save the file,
>> rather then rendering it.  Then, selecting open, caused it to open with
>> Netscape (set as my default browser)
> Yeah, IE for Windows doesn't know what to do with the proper XHTML MIME
> content type.  It also doesn't know what to do with the XHTML namespace,
> giving you an unstyled source-view when fed plain documents.  It is, in
> short, unsuited for XHTML.

IE (on any platform), in short, does not support XHTML.

Saying it is unsuited for XHTML is perhaps similar to saying that a car is
unsuited for flight.

Received on Sunday, 2 November 2003 05:42:41 UTC

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.3.1 : Wednesday, 7 January 2015 15:06:06 UTC