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Opened 8 years ago

Closed 8 years ago

Last modified 7 years ago

#1594 closed defect (wontfix)

IE 7 does not recognize mime type when Rev Tree clicked

Reported by: anonymous Owned by: eblot
Priority: normal Component: RevtreePlugin
Severity: critical Keywords:
Cc: Trac Release: 0.10

Description

IE 7 does not recognize mime type when Rev Tree clicked. However, under Firefox it's working correctly. I am attaching a screen-shot to describe the problem better.

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Changed 8 years ago by anonymous

Print screen of the error message.

comment:1 Changed 8 years ago by anonymous

looking into this mime type more, I found out that RevTree returns 'application/xhtml+xml;charset=utf-8' which according to this: http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/2005/09/15/467901.aspx IE does not support.

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comment:2 Changed 8 years ago by anonymous

Here is how this problem could be fixed at apache level.

http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/library/x-tipapachexhtml/index.html

comment:3 Changed 8 years ago by eblot

  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from new to closed

As documented in the RevtreePlugin page, IE (6, 7, ...) browsers are not supported and won't. RevtreePlugin may work with IE some days (who knows...), but it won't be supported.

I just don't want to spent time supporting such a buggy browser, and I don't want to trash the code just to meet M$ non-standard web requirements ;-)

Trac already sports workarounds for the sake of IE compliance, whereas other browsers work fine without this mess. I won't do the same for this plugin. Sorry IE users, you'll have to switch to a real browser or not to use the plugin.

application/xhtml+xml is the proper mime type to use: the generated code is pure XML, and text/html is an invalid type for the generated code: RevtreePlugin do not generate HTML, but XHTML strict with embedded SVG.

Last time I tried embedded SVG w/ IE 7, it failed to render the page anyway.

comment:4 follow-up: Changed 7 years ago by anonymous

The problem is that a lot of us in locked down corporate environments are stuck using IE... I would love to use this plugin, but it doesn't sound like we'll ever be able to :(

comment:5 in reply to: ↑ 4 Changed 7 years ago by eblot

Replying to anonymous:

The problem is that a lot of us in locked down corporate environments are stuck using IE... I would love to use this plugin, but it doesn't sound like we'll ever be able to :(

Time to convince your boss that IE is not a reliable web browser and that it does not support W3C standards ;-) If they do not like open source software, maybe they are ok w/ Opera?

I don't think RevtreePlugin will ever work with IE, and I don't think IE will ever work properly.

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