[thelist] Mozilla doesn't like XHTML

Ben Dyer ben_dyer at imaginuity.com
Mon Jun 4 13:58:51 CDT 2001

At 01:51 PM 6/4/2001, you wrote:
>Hi all,
>Here's a weird thing about Mozilla : it doesn't like XHTML.
>I've made a well formed HTML page, in XHTML. But Mozilla won't display it
>correctly unless I change the HTML header from
><?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" ?>
><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"
>to It also has a problem with links like "link.php?one=stuff&two=thing" : 
>it will simply not see the "&two=thing" part of the link. So when you 
>click on it, you get "link.php?one=stuff" only. Everything is right when I 
>change the header. How weird is that ? Should I make a bug report ? 
>Guillaume Cocatre-Zilgien Web Developer skamp at befrance.com UIN #77738266 ------

I have run into the same thing.  Netscape 6 chokes on XHTML DOCTYPE 
declarations.  I use ColdFusion to scan for it and skip the DOCTYPE 
declaration for 6. (It's not a perfect solution and won't work all the 
time, but it's good enough.)

There are still many, many problems with Netscape 6.  Although, apparently 
some of the latest Mozilla builds fix some of these problems.


Ben Dyer
Senior Internet Developer
Imaginuity Interactive

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