It is stated: "When a page using a strict document type declaration (e.g. HTML 4.01 Strict) links to an external style sheet (using <link>, @import, etc.) Mozilla will load the style sheet only if it is served with a MIME type of "text/css"." This statement is not true, it applies also to transitional documents which is very annoying and limits the use of Mozilla. It is very difficult to influence an ISP to change his server.
I don't know where that quote comes from, but the document <http://www.mozilla.org/docs/web-developer/quirks/doctypes.html> clearly shows a variety of transitional DOCTYPES that will trigger Standards mode or Almost Standards mode. It also shows that HTML 4.0 or 4.01 DOCTYPEs with no URL in the DOCTYPE will give you quirks mode and looser CSS/MIME behavior. Really though, the ISP needs to fix its server. Not much point to having MIME types if the admins can't configure them correctly. Since the browser is behaving correctly, I would suggest that the only bug here is identifying the document where this quote comes from (presuming it's something on the mozilla.org site) and fixing it. You could also file a separate tech evangelism bug about getting the ISP to fix its server.
remove the URL from the DOCTYPE, that helps.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 17 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
The quote comes from the 1.0 release notes. I've raised bug 161257 to get those fixed.
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