[Seaside] xml & ie

Julian Fitzell julian at beta4.com
Sun May 23 09:45:06 CEST 2004

Avi Bryant wrote:
> On May 22, 2004, at 2:07 PM, radoslav hodnicak wrote:
>> Changing doctype won't help (I've tried) - it's a bug in IE. See also
>> http://www.positioniseverything.net/articles/doctypes.html
> "Internet Explorer has an unfortunate bug involving the xml prolog. If 
> there is anything on the first line before the doctype, IE6 will switch 
> into "quirks" mode. This means that using an xml prolog (<?xml 
> version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>) will cause the behavior. An HTML 
> comment, even an empty one, will do the same."
> Nice.  Thanks MS.
> However, the prolog doesn't seem to change the validation either way, so 
> it does look like we can just drop it and use a meta tag to specify the 
> encoding.

I'd still rather keep it by default and have a way to turn it off.  The 
pages won't validate properly without it and everything seaside 
generates should be compliant.  If a user wants to relax that, then they 
should be able to.  Also, do all browsers support the meta tag correctly?


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