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Re: XHTML page not working in MSIE 4.5!

From: Susan Lesch <lesch@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 29 Aug 2001 21:49:13 -0700
Message-Id: <p0510030ab7b36f704bc8@[]>
To: Kevin Quosig <kevin@quosig.com>
Cc: site-comments@w3.org
Kevin Quosig wrote:

>  I find it somewhat ironic that in attempting to use your own standards,
>  XHTML/XML, you've "broken" access to all the HTML and XHTML pages. I am
>  using MacOS 8.6.1, MSIE 4.5 and the /MarkUp pages for HTML and XHTML
>  display raw code!

It sounds like you are looking at the page http://www.w3.org/MarkUp/
which has this XML declaration:

   <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>

Unfortunately that is a known bug in MSIE 4.5 Mac, only for XHTML (XML)
documents with an XML declaration (which is optional). I had the same
problem for years and then, inexplicably, it went away one day. You may
want to report it to Microsoft by subscribing to this mailing list:

   List-Subscribe: <mailto:MacIE-Talk-on@lists.boingo.com>
   List-Digest: <mailto:MacIE-Talk-digest@lists.boingo.com>
   List-Id: Mac Internet Explorer Talk
   List-Post: <mailto:macie-talk@lists.boingo.com>
   To search the archives:

If you have a PowerMac or later, MacIE 5.0 will run in Mac OS 7.6.1 and
later. System requirements:

Download from:

As you are a Web developer, you may be interested to know that in MacIE
5.0, XHTML documents with an XML declaration may not display offline.
When working locally, I cut that line, and then add it before uploading.

>  I would like a PDF of the XHTML guidelines and tags for starting a new web
>  project...can you provide an FTP address or fix the pages in question or
>  provide a direct URL?

For XHTML 1.0 (the entire specification) the PDF version is:

If you need any other links, please let us know.

Best wishes,
Susan Lesch - mailto:lesch@w3.org  tel:+1.858.483.4819
World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) - http://www.w3.org/
Received on Thursday, 30 August 2001 00:49:17 UTC

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