Megginson and XMLNews

Chris Lilley chris at
Sun Apr 11 00:01:06 BST 1999

Chris Lovett wrote:
> Oh, I bet the <?xml declaration is tricking the IE5 "mime type sniffer" into
> thinking this is an XML document.  I will file a bug against IE5. 

Yes, it does do that.

I recently gave a presentation that included links to dtds and xml
examples (named foo-xml.txt, and so on) so i could show the source.

These worked fine as local file references, but when they were put on a
server, and served as text/plain, IE5full gave me an error "unable to
display XML document with stylesheet".

> From: David Megginson [mailto:david at]
> Actually, is serving it up as text/plain -- MSIE must
> be acting on the .dtd extension.


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