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

From: Richard Kaye <R.W.Kaye@bham.ac.uk>
Date: Tue, 29 May 2007 16:16:25 +0100
To: Robert Miner <robertm@dessci.com>
Cc: Jacques Distler <distler@golem.ph.utexas.edu>, www-math@w3.org, "William F. Hammond" <hammond@math.albany.edu>
Message-Id: <1180451785.25762.25.camel@mat140.bham.ac.uk>

No it only solves this particular one.

My understanding (and from my experiments with IE7+MathPlayer) 
is that in the two cases Bill gave us, the one that failed
did so because IE reads a single UTF-8 character as a series
of bytes in some other encoding.  The BOM convinces IE that
it really is UTF-8.  (IE doesn't read or act on the 
  <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
which was certainly present)  But MathPlayer does start up 
properly in both cases.  When I added the BOM both documents 
displayed correctly.

In the other problem I was having, still not at all resolved,
MathPlayer doesn't even start up at all.  This I believe is
due to the presence of "; charset=utf-8" or something in the
server's Content-Type header.

Richard



On Tue, 2007-05-29 at 07:33 -0700, Robert Miner wrote:
> Richard,
> 
> So does the byte order mark solve the problem in all the situations you know of?  It would be great if it really was that simple?
> 
> --Robert
> 
> Robert Miner
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> 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: www-math-request@w3.org [mailto:www-math-request@w3.org] On Behalf
> > Of Richard Kaye
> > Sent: Tuesday, May 29, 2007 7:28 AM
> > To: William F. Hammond
> > Cc: Jacques Distler; www-math@w3.org
> > Subject: Re: MathML won't display (or: what triggers mathplayer
> > behaviour?)
> > 
> > 
> > I knew about this problem already :)
> > 
> > If you add a byte-order-mark to emptysetc.xhtml
> > IE will then recognise the charset and display
> > the file correctly.
> > 
> > Richard
> > 
> > 
> > On Mon, 2007-05-28 at 18:00 -0400, William F Hammond wrote:
> > > Jacques --
> > >
> > > This is off list.
> > >
> > > I was speaking with restraint in the list.
> > >
> > > Compare these two items, one using ∅ and the other using
> > > &#x2205, both served simply as application/xhtml+xml.
> > >
> > > http://math.albany.edu/pers/hammond/G/Doc/emptysetc.xhtml
> > > http://math.albany.edu/pers/hammond/G/Doc/emptysetm.xhtml
> > >
> > >
> > >                                     -- Bill
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > 
> 
> 
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