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

From: Jacques Distler <distler@golem.ph.utexas.edu>
Date: Wed, 30 May 2007 11:00:04 -0500
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Cc: Robert Miner <robertm@dessci.com>, R.W.Kaye@bham.ac.uk, www-math@w3.org, "William F. Hammond" <hammond@math.albany.edu>
To: "Waters, Michael, Springer US" <Mike.Waters@springer.com>

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On May 30, 2007, at 8:34 AM, Waters, Michael, Springer US wrote:

> Thanks for that summary, Jacques. I'll keep it in mind when we move  
> forward with our MathML project.
> Yes, hopefully it will suffice.

Just for the record, if the encoding is something other than UTF-8,  
then you can't dispense with the <?xml?> prolog.

Other than that, the below should still work.

>> IE+MathPlayer gets
>>       Content-Type: application/xhtml+xml
>> All XHTML-UA's get
>>      Content-Type: application/xhtml+xml; charset=UTF-8
>> HTML-UA's (including IE without MathPlayer) get
>>      Content-Type: text/html; charset=UTF-8
>> Instiki pages are  served with a
>>      <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html;  
>> charset=UTF-8" />
>> This is ignored by XHTML-UA's. They get the encoding from the HTTP
>> headers. (For present purposes, I am avoiding an <?xml?> declaration,
>> so as not to have to deal with IE in quirks mode.)
>> IE+MathPlayer is an HTML-UA masquerading as an XHTML-UA. So it will,
>> presumably, get the encoding from the <meta> element.

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