Megginson and XMLNews

David Megginson david at
Fri Apr 9 01:55:26 BST 1999

Chris Lovett writes:

 > That is exactly right.  The real problem here is that the
 > server is serving up this DTD with the mime type
 > "text/xml" even though a DTD is strictly NOT an XML document.  If
 > it served it up as plain text then IE5 would not trigger the XML
 > Mime Viewer and this client side error would be avoided.

Actually, is serving it up as text/plain -- MSIE must
be acting on the .dtd extension.

All the best,


David Megginson                 david at

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