(Apologies if you've already seen this - had a bit of trouble posting to
One reason for different behaviour when Mozilla renders network rather
than local files may be to do with the Content Type in the HTTP header:
is your web server configured to dish up .xml files as text/xml, or is
it defaulting to text/html or text/plain? In the latter case I
understand Mozilla will not treat the file to any sort of parsing.
Comparing Mozilla/View/Page Info on the two URLs you gave suggests that
the XML file is being output with no Content Type headers. The html
version shows correctly as text/html. Your Webmeister may need to look
It is equally true that Mozilla can behave quirkily at times with XML
files - I have some CGI-generated XML (definitely using the right
Content Type, text/xml) and sometimes it will display in XML tree mode,
sometimes not. Sometimes a reload or two will result in a different view.
Netscape 7.x versions, by the way, more or less shadow Mozilla 1.0.x -
there have been considerable improvements to Mozilla since then, and I
find 1.3 (currently in Beta) is extremely stable and growing some nice
University of London Computer Centre
Lara Friedman-Shedlov wrote:
> Yes, when I use Mozilla 1.2.1 (for Windows) to view the copy of the XML
> finding aid on my hard drive it works fine, but when I use Mozilla to view
> the copy on the server, it shows nothing. I'm not surprised, because
> Netscape is basically a gussied up version of Mozilla.
> Still hoping someone out there has an idea why there should be a difference
> between viewing the copy on the hard drive and the version on the server . . .
> --Lara Friedman-Shedlov