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Re: MathML won't display (or: what triggers mathplayer behaviour?)

From: Jacques Distler <distler@golem.ph.utexas.edu>
Date: Mon, 28 May 2007 14:23:21 -0500
Message-Id: <35060C19-B40B-4861-B101-9C402837942E@golem.ph.utexas.edu>
Cc: www-math@w3.org
To: William F Hammond <hammond@csc.albany.edu>

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On May 28, 2007, at 1:41 PM, William F Hammond wrote:

>> Works fine in IE6+MathPlayer, but IE7+MathPlayer users see an XML
>> document tree. The HTTP header sent out says
>>
>>      Content-Type: application/xhtml+xml; charset=UTF-8
>
> I don't know what issue might be involved here with content-type  
> handling.
>
> My impression has been that UTF-8 characters are handled by
> IE+MathPlayer (whether IE 6 or 7) when found marked up
> as cdata entities, e.g., &#x03B1;

If you're saying that I could save a few bytes by outputting UTF-8  
characters instead of NCR's, when converting XHTML+MathML named- 
entities, you are right. But I can get better bandwidth savings by  
implementing ETags and compression, etc --- and that's where I'm  
going to spend my time optimizing.

> For this a charset specification is not required in the HTTP header.

Not required, but never a bad idea, either.

I don't think it's the charset declaration that's screwing up IE7,  
here. But I could be wrong ...
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