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Internet Explorer 6 does not display XHTML strict Web pages correctly
Article ID: 947195 - View products that this article applies to.
Consider the following scenario:
This problem occurs if one or more of the following conditions are true:
This problem occurs because, when Gzip or Deflate compression is used by Internet Explorer 6 on a Windows XP SP2-based computer, Internet Explorer 6 may try to determine the MIME type of an XHTML document before Internet Explorer 6 receives enough data to distinguish between XML and XHTML.
If the first chunk of body content that Internet Explorer 6 receives contains only XML content, the MIME determination may report that the document is "text/xml" instead of "text/html." Therefore, Internet Explorer does not display the XHTML page correctly.
Security update informationTo resolve this problem, install the most current cumulative security update for Internet Explorer. To install the most current updates, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://update.microsoft.comFor more technical information about the most current cumulative security update for Internet Explorer, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/current.aspxNote This fix was first included in security update 947864 (MS08-024). For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/947864/ )MS08-024: Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer
PrerequisitesYou must have Windows XP SP2 installed on the computer.
Restart requirementYou must restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.
Hotfix replacement informationThis hotfix does not replace a previously released hotfix.
Registry informationAfter you apply this hotfix, you must enable the hotfix. To do this, follow these steps.
Important This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/322756/ )How to back up and restore the registry in Windows
File informationThe English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.
Windows XP with SP2, x86-based versions
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Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
For more information about XHTML, visit the following Web sites:
http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
255801For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/255801/ )How to determine if HTTP compression is in use
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/824684/LN/ )Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates