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Re: application/x-javascript in MSIE6

From: Jim Ley <jim@jibbering.com>
Date: Thu, 20 Jun 2002 10:40:29 -0000
Message-ID: <008001c21846$e5ceae20$ca969dc3@emedia.co.uk>
To: <www-validator@w3.org>

"Ville Skyttä" <ville.skytta@iki.fi>

>There was some discussion about the correct content type for Javascript
>on the list a while ago; to add to that, I just noticed that MSIE 6.0 on
>Win2K (probably others Windowses too) doesn't support
>application/x-javascript, but text/javascript works fine.  I reported
>the "bug" to MS, but have received no reply yet.  Oh well.

I don't think it's a bug for MS not to support that mime-type, they don't
support javascript, they have their own ECMAScript implementation called

It's an x- it shouldn't be used, and if it is being used I think it has
to be to describe JavaScript, and not the general case.

Received on Thursday, 20 June 2002 06:43:11 UTC

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