User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322) Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20041016 Firefox/0.10.1 When I try to load a HTML page from subversion server (which runs on Apache httpd) the page is displayed as "verbatim" HTML text (i.e. plain text with first line starting with <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC ....). Also, just mentioning here that localized character in any page are rendered as "diamonds with ?", since the browser does not recognize the encoding (specified in meta-tag). Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Setup subversion server using WEB_DAV on apache 2.0 2. Check in some HTML pages. 3. Browse the pages over SVN WEB_DAV access. Actual Results: The page is displayed as "verbatim" HTML text (i.e. plain text with first line starting with <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC ....). Expected Results: I would expect it to be rendered as HTML instead. At least, this is what IE do. I am not sure whether this is correct by standard, by this is definitely desired.
Look in Page Info for the page in question, and you'll probably find that the server is sending it as text/plain. In which case we're doing what the server said to do.
You are right, I am sorry I did not figure it out before. Sad thing is that in this particular case I will need to stick to non-conforming IE, because I doubt, it could be fixed on SVN or Apache.
To reply to my previous reply I want to add that it does not need to be fixed anywhere. SVN has property mime-type, which, when set to "text/html" ensures that server sends content as such. By default it sends "text/plain" for anything but binary. Just in case anyone cares.