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Re: XHTML doctype and namespace lookups overwhelm w3.org servers?

From: Gannon J. Dick <gdick@verizon.net>
Date: Sun, 26 Jan 2003 13:46:03 -0600
Message-ID: <000c01c2c573$8f7add20$01e54004@home2>
To: <www-html@w3.org>

No, it's because the MS XML parser couldn't download the DTD.  Connect to
the internet and there is no problem.

You can also download the DTD to a local directory and use that in the
SYSTEM identifier of the DTD and all will be well.
The MS parser will validate XML against a (XML style) DTD and if the file is
XHTML then the file is XML.
People tend to forget that! :-)

The default display for *.xml is the tree based on the OS default XSLT
The default display for *.htm (and *.html) is the HTML rendering from the
The default display for *.txt is notepad i.e. as if the file were wrapped in
<pre> tags.

Anyway, the point is, the OS and IE believe what you tell it.  Just calling
a JPEG a text document does not make it so.

Gannon J. Dick

> > - When I open examp2.xml in IE 6.0SP1 it tries to open the document for
> > about 10-15 seconds, then comes up with an error message that says "The
> > XML-page cannot be displayed - the resource could not be found:
> > 'http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd'."
> That's because IE simply doesn't support XHTML.
> /Jonas
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