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Re: need help with Math Player compatibility (via specifying the DTD on an XHTML page)

From: Chris Chiasson <chris@chiasson.name>
Date: Tue, 21 Nov 2006 14:55:46 -0600
Message-ID: <acbec1a40611211255p67a622e9v6fc22116b763a119@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Robert Miner" <robertm@dessci.com>
Cc: www-math@w3.org

Robert Miner,

Thank you for the diagnosis.

The reason why I bother sending qs=.99 at all is so that regular IE
does not get sent /index.xhtml over /index.html if content negotiation
is taking place for a URL like /index (because IE has an accept header
that says it accepts any MIME type with the same level of
preference/quality it has for regular HTML).

On 11/21/06, Robert Miner <robertm@dessci.com> wrote:
> Hi Chris,
>
> I looked at your pages using a handy diagnostic tool called Charles
> (http://www.xk72.com/charles) that lets one examine the http header
> traffic.  I discovered that the literal MIME type string being sent by
> your server is
>
> application/xhtml+xml; qs=.99
>
> Unfortunately, the way IE works is that we have to make a registry entry
> that *exactly matches* the incoming MIME type in order for MathPlayer to
> fire up.  While we register for application/xhtml+xml, the quality
> parameter at the end spoils the match.
>
> If I manually add a reg key on my machine at
>
> HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\PROTOCOLS\Filter\application/xhtml+xml; qs=.99
>
> and fill in the subkeys analogously to the entry we make for plain
> application/xhtml+xml, MathPlayer fires for me, and the page displays
> fine.  Obviously this isn't a solution, merely a debugging technique.
>
> As an aside, the second formula renders with a couple of annoying
> question marks in it, since at least on my system, MathPlayer thinks it
> can't find a character for the &NoBreak;& entity.  That doesn't seem
> reasonable to me, but I'll have to look into it.
>
> Sorry I don't have a more constructive suggestion, other than to strip
> off the qs parameter.
>
> --Robert
>
> Robert Miner
> Director, New Product Development
>
> Design Science, Inc.
> 140 Pine Avenue, 4th Floor
> Long Beach, California  90802
> USA
> Tel:  (651) 223-2883
> Fax:  (651) 292-0014
> robertm@dessci.com
> www.dessci.com
> ~ Makers of MathType, MathFlow, MathPlayer, WebEQ, Equation Editor,
> TexAide ~
>
>
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: www-math-request@w3.org
> > [mailto:www-math-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Chris Chiasson
> > Sent: Saturday, November 11, 2006 7:33 PM
> > To: www-math@w3.org
> > Subject: need help with Math Player compatibility (via
> > specifying the DTD on an XHTML page)
> >
> >
> > Hi,
> >
> > I decided to see if I could make my XHTML (+MathML) pages compatible
> > with IE 7 & MathPlayer 2.0b.
> >
> > I followed the directions here (or tried to)
> >
> > http://www.dessci.com/en/products/mathplayer/author/creatingpages.htm
> >
> > , creating test documents here
> >
> > xhtml
> >
> > http://test.chris.chiasson.name/Engineering_Optimization/index.xhtml
> >
> > Why is it not working?
> >
> > P.S. If you can't see that document (and I certainly can't with IE
> > because it just writes out a bunch of errors), here are some backup
> > documents (in need of work...):
> >
> > html
> >
> > http://test.chris.chiasson.name/Engineering_Optimization/index.html
> >
> > pdf
> >
> > http://test.chris.chiasson.name/Engineering_Optimization/Engin
> > eering_Optimization.pdf
> >
> > P.P.S. If there is a better list, forum, or group for this question,
> > please do not hesitate to tell me where to go :=]
> >
> > --
> > http://chris.chiasson.name/
> >
> >
> >
>


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