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Re: Web-design in Fedora



On Sat, May 06, 2006 at 13:40:04 -0700,
  "Michael A. Peters" <mpeters mac com> wrote:
> On Sat, 2006-05-06 at 14:47 -0500, Bruno Wolff III wrote:
> > On Sat, May 06, 2006 at 11:39:38 -0700,
> >   "Michael A. Peters" <mpeters mac com> wrote:
> > > 
> > > I'd suggest looking at xhtml
> > > 
> > > Any fairly recent browser supports it.
> > 
> > Except that you need to use a bogus content type to get IE to deal with it.
> > 
> 
> Works for me just fine in IE6 running in Wine.
> What bogus "content type" are you referring to?
> 
> Are either of those what you were referring to?
> If so - IE is not to blame if an incorrect mime-type is set (IE if it is
> sent as text/html then IE is not at fault for using html instead of
> xhtml to parse it)
> 
> Now there are some cases where IE blatantly ignores the specified mime
> type. So having it in the document doesn't hurt.

The content type doesn't come from the document, it is set by the web server.

xhtml is xml and should have an xml content type. However that doesn't
work with IE properly, so most people have the content type set to text/html
which is incorrect but will work good enough for most purposes.


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