From: William F Hammond <hammond@csc.albany.edu>

Date: Tue, 21 Nov 2006 16:20:16 -0500

To: www-math@w3.org

Message-ID: <i7fyccts33.fsf@hilbert.math.albany.edu>

Date: Tue, 21 Nov 2006 16:20:16 -0500

To: www-math@w3.org

Message-ID: <i7fyccts33.fsf@hilbert.math.albany.edu>

Bruce Miller <bruce.miller@nist.gov> writes: > Chris Chiasson wrote: >> 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). > > FWIW, even though content negotiation is supposed to be > the solution, I've given up on it where MathML is > concerned; it really doesn't have the needed resolution. > > On the one hand, IE _will_ handle XHTML if MathPlayer is > installed, but not otherwise. On the other hand, > Opera handles XHTML perfectly fine, but not MathML. > I'm sure I'll live to regret it, but I've gone with > browser sniffing for the case where the "+xml" means +MathML. I find it sensible to assume that any consuming reader who is looking for mathematical content is sharp enough to make (and may even _want_ to make) his/her own decision about what form of content to pull. So when different forms are available, I offer an explicit choice to my readers. -- BillReceived on Tuesday, 21 November 2006 21:20:41 UTC

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