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Re: SVG MIME types up date

From: Stephen Bowen <skeeterow@netscape.net>
Date: Sun, 16 Apr 2000 21:27:29 +0200
Message-ID: <38FA1421.D759BC60@netscape.net>
To: www-svg@w3.org
> Adobe has a new plugin out and is now using

mime type image/svg-xml

Notes About This Release (April 11)
Look for the green bullets , indicating new pages, and the maroon bullets , indicating updated content.
New Viewers now have expanded contextual menus (right-click on PCs, ctrl-click on Macs) with features such
as: search for text strings in your image, and view and copy SVG source code. For this reason, the "view
source" links that accompanied all SVG images in this site have been removed.
  New converters now export any Type 1 and most TrueType fonts. (Please note, you will need to re-export any
.cef files generated by previous builds in order to comply with the new Viewer specs).
  Note that the MIME type for SVG has changed to "image/svg-xml" to conform to the W3C's general scheme for
XML MIME types. You will need to update the MIME type on your servers, and you must install the new Viewer
in order to view the updated content in this Beta Release.
  The latest SVG Specification (3/3/00), and to various other implementations of SVG.




> Re: SVG MIME types
>
> From: Stephen Bowen (skeeterow@netscape.net)
> Date: Sun, Apr 16 2000
>
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>    * In reply to: Chris Lilley: "Re: SVG MIME types"
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> Message-ID: <38FA03B3.4C71480D@netscape.net>
> Date: Sun, 16 Apr 2000 20:17:23 +0200
> From: Stephen Bowen <skeeterow@netscape.net>
> To: www-svg@w3.org
> Subject: Re: SVG MIME types
>
> > Hi All
>
> I was haven't this same problem in that couldn't get files
> on a server to work with the file being embeded. I solved this
> problem by adding the mime type into the directory where the
> html page with the embeded svg file was. Here is the info that
> was sent to me by Pair Network.
>
> Web Server Configuration Tricks
>
>    *    The Apache web server allows for great flexibility as to the configuration of your account --
>    *    allowing you to setup your own MIME types, custom error pages, and much more, through
>    *    the use of .htaccess files. .htaccess is a special file you can populate with directives that
>    *    tell Apache how to control certain aspects of your account. Placed in your main web directory
>    *    (full path: /usr/www/users/username), it controls your entire site. You can also place them in
>    *    subdirectories, in which case the file will control only files under that subdirectory. The
>    *    .htaccess file can be created on the server while logged in via telnet, or created locally and
>    *    uploaded in ASCII mode via FTP -- whichever you prefer.
>    *
>    *    Below are some common tricks used to improve customer web sites:
>    * Adding MIME Types
>    *
>    *    Multimedia files such as Macromedia's Flash may require special "MIME Types" in order to
>    *    work properly. In simple terms, MIME types help the server inform the browser what type of
>    *    content is being received, so it can load the appropriate plug-ins and such. While we try to
>    *    keep the server's preconfigured for all popular MIME Types, Apache's "AddType" directive
>    *    offers you the ability to immediately add any to your account that you might need.
>    *
>    *    For instance, the MIME type for Flash is "application/x-shockwave-flash", and the file
>    *    extension Flash files use is .swf. To add this MIME type to your account, the directive would
>    *    be:
>    *
>    *         AddType application/x-shockwave-flash swf
>    *
>    *    NOTE: The Flash MIME type is actually preconfigured for your use -- it is included here for
>    *    example purposes only.
>
> That the adobe plugin doesn't adher to the WCW mime type of image/svg-xml
> use this line in the .htaccess file    AddType image/svg svg
>
> Hope that this helps, here is a test side where  I have put a borrowed svg image
> into  a  html page http://www.kreativwerkstatt.at/svgtest.html
> Click on the link there.
>
> steve
>
> > Re: SVG MIME types
> >
> > From: Chris Lilley (chris@w3.org)
> > Date: Fri, Apr 14 2000
> >
> > *Next message: Dean Jackson: "SVG in Mozilla Project Page"
> >
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> > Message-ID: <38F6F1E8.2C0BA778@w3.org>
> > Date: Fri, 14 Apr 2000 12:24:40 +0200
> > From: Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>
> > To: Justin Friedl <justin.friedl@aspentech.com>
> > CC: "'www-svg@w3.org'" <www-svg@w3.org>
> > Subject: Re: SVG MIME types
> >
> > Justin Friedl wrote:
> > >
> > > The line <% Response.ContentType = "image/svg"%> does get stripped off.
> > > if I change the mimiType to "text/xml" the xml can be viewed in IE5 just
> > > fine without the extra line, which, I think, means that it is a well formed
> > > document?
> >
> > What do other xml browsers, such as Netscape 5, do? Just to check that IE
> > isn't silently removing the extra line for you, client side.
> >
> > > any suggestions?
> >
> > Looks like you need to check exactly what and how it gets stripped off - is
> > there any character befor ethe < of the xml declaration? A space? a byte
> > order mark? To test this, write a small html file:
> >
> > <a href="myurl">get it</a>
> >
> > and right-click or whatever your browser does to save this to disk.
> > Ideally, don't use IE for this task, since it seems prone to rewriting
> > documents. Then look ina hex editor or something like that to see
> >
> > Its also possible that the Adobe viewer is not a conforming XML parser and
> > expects the xml declaration to be  the first thing in the file. I recall
> > that other things can be before it - whitespace, comments - so forth -
> > perhaps it is not handlingthis correctly.
> >
> > > > The svg
> > > > view tries to render it but gets the following error in the status bar:
> > > > "xml processing instruction not at start of external entity:
> > > > line 2, column  0"
> >
> > --
> > Chris
> >
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