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Subject Re: [PATCH] filtering and canned error responses ( Correction )
Date Tue, 05 Sep 2000 15:37:36 GMT

In a message dated 00-09-05 14:09:36 EDT, Kevin Kiley wrote...

> Regarding HTML to WML filtering.
> text/plain is actually OK for most WML browsers so perhaps this
> isn't the best example...

I was wrong. There actually is no such thing as text\plain for
WML User-Agents. It won't display anything unless it has all
the right WML DECK/CARD crap surrounding it.

The confusion comes into play for the WML desktop emulators.

For some insane reason, the emulators allow you to receive
text/plain from a WAP gateway but the actual WAP devices 
will not. Has to do with all WML emulators starting out life
as Mozilla or SpyGlass or Microsoft's MSCIE Internet Explorer 
source code from the INET SDK. 

They simply forgot to turn some things OFF when they turned
the HTTP browser code into a WAP/WML emulator.

For probably the same dumb reason... a WAP/WML emulator will also
actually respond to some HTTP error codes with the correct error
message whereas the actual WAP/WML devices will not.

Something to keep in mind.

Kevin Kiley - Online Internet Content Compression Server.

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