Closed Bug 65848 Opened 19 years ago Closed 19 years ago
The "application/xhtml+xml" MIME Media Type
From Bugzilla Helper: User-Agent: Mozilla/4.7 [en] (Win95; I) BuildID: 2001010901 Over HTTP, when Mozilla is served a file with the application/xhtml+xml media type it gives an "Unknown File Type" error. Could it instead parse it as XML? For more information see: http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-baker-xhtml-media-reg-00.txt Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Set up a webserver with the "application/xhtml+xml" MIME Type registered for ".xhtml" and ".xht" file extensions 2. Place a valid XHTML file on the webserver, with a name like test.xhtml 3. Attempt to see this file in Mozilla Actual Results: An "Unknown File Type" error message is displayed Expected Results: Displayed the page, treating the file as an XML document
is this a standard or just a draft?
It's an IETF Internet-Draft.
Reporter do you have a testcase we can use?
Attachment is application/xml; Bugzilla wouldn't let me use application/xhtml+xml.
Assignee: asa → heikki
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Component: Browser-General → XML
Ever confirmed: true
QA Contact: doronr → petersen
19 years ago
Setting URL to a test page I already had up for this. The present IETF Internet-Draft is http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-baker-xhtml-media-reg-01.txt While parameters like "schema-location" may still be up for debate, it seems a foregone conclusion that "application/xhtml+xml" will indeed be the official media type for XHTML.
An additional thought -- shouldn't Mozilla actually treat /all/ XML MIME subtypes that it doesn't recognise as if they were application/xml? For example, if I were to open a file with the (fictional) subtype application/foobar+xml without a "foobar" plugin or helper app -- Mozilla could parse it as XML rather than give the "Unknown File Type" error message. BTW Robin I agree with your last comment -- and the W3C web site seems to refer to it as application/xhtml+xml now rather than just the "XHTML media type".
I should also mention RFC 3023 (XML Media Types) -- http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc3023.txt -- which discusses the possibility of content types like application/mathml+xml and image/svg+xml.
Do other browsers support this and other new MIME types? Will try to fix this in M0.9.1 if it isn't too expensive.
Target Milestone: --- → mozilla0.9.1
Neither Opera 5.0 nor MSIE 5.X support "application/xhtml+xml"; Amaya is AFAIK the only one.
I have a fix for this and applcation/xml mime type, but they both still exhibit a bug with view source (you get a file download dialog instead of view source - doh).
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
the mime type related stuff looks good to me, r=valeski. however I don't think you need to add the type to nsContentDLF.cpp, do you?
nsContentDLF.cpp changes: Probably not, but since its is still there I'd rather keep it in sync with nsLayoutDLF.cpp.
r=harishd for patchv1.1
sr=vidur. It's scary how many places needed to change to support the new mime types. There are going to be more coming down the pipe in the next several releases...
Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Closed: 19 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Marking verified in the May 03rd build. (2001050308)
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
For historical reference, the "application/xhtml+xml" MIME type is not a draft any longer. The registration is published as RFC 3236.
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