[lug] Serving XHTML as text/html

Zan Lynx zlynx at acm.org
Tue Oct 31 14:53:36 MST 2006

On Tue, 2006-10-31 at 14:19 -0700, Matt Thompson wrote:
> The heavens stretched forth and George Sexton decreed the following on 
> or about 10/31/2006 01:34 PM:
> > 
> > Matt Thompson wrote:
> >>
> >> Namely, my personal webpage is XHTML and is served as 
> >> application/xhtml+xml and for most modern browsers, that is fine.  Of 
> >> course, IE6 (dillo, lynx...) 
> > 
> > I noticed the other day that the W3.org group is going to revive work on 
> > the HTML standard. People aren't adopting XHTML.
> Awww...nuts.  Oh well, I kinda found a way to serve HTML to IE.
> Of course, then I found out IE7, at least, really doesn't like my CSS. 
> And it's at that point I think I might give up.  I thought my CSS was 
> pretty minor, but I guess not.

You might be having the same problem I once did, omitting the

For example, this:
body { background: black }
works OK in Firefox, but not in IE.  So you MUST do
body { background: black; }

Easy to forget if you've been writing too much Perl.
Zan Lynx <zlynx at acm.org>
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