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Re: xhtml and lang=en identifier

From: Gannon J. Dick <gdick@verizon.net>
Date: Mon, 11 Nov 2002 10:24:57 -0600
Message-ID: <005b01c2899e$e06ea1a0$4ae44004@home2>
To: "BarkerJr" <BarkerJr@ClanCdG.com>, "Jim Ley" <jim@jibbering.com>
Cc: <www-validator@w3.org>


> > the problem is with people
> > serving up XHTML 1.1 as text/html.
>
> Is it just me or do none of the alternatives work right in Internet
Explorer 6?

>IE 6 does not support XHTML 1.1 no.


>IE attempts to validate the XML doc, if it's served as one of the XML
>types, I think it's a fault in IE though, but it's still irrelevant as it
>would just show an XML tree, not the document.

>IE does not support XHTML.

MS has to support MIME type, and DOCTYPE as recognized information transfer
methods,
they just don't want to (see:NIH Syndrome) for commercial reasons.

IIS puts out a MIME type of application/octet-stream. The W3C HTML Beta
Validator
fails.  The W3C HTML Validator succeeds in the case of XHTML 1.0 and XHTML
1.1.
However, IE6 fails to display XHTML 1.1 as a tree (e.g. with a *.xml file
extension) because
of the way the DTD for XHTML 1.1 is written.

Knowing that MS has no choice in supporting recognized information transfer
methods,
I have some work arounds for the syntax diddling they do.
Contact me directly though, this is not the W3C's problem.
Received on Monday, 11 November 2002 11:25:04 GMT

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