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Posted on 2008-10-21
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I have an XML file with the following header:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<?xml-stylesheet type="text/xsl" href="incidenttemplate.xsl"?>

Within my incidenttemplate.xsl file, I have the following:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<xsl:stylesheet version="1.0" xmlns:xsl="http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform">
<xsl:output method="html" encoding="utf-8" doctype-public="-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" doctype-system="http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd"/>
<xsl:template match="/">

<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml"> etc...

When opening the XML file in Firefox/Opera, my XSL layout is applied to the file, but in IE 8 (no matter what compatibility mode it is in), it either just loads the file like a normal text document (as if the entire document is wrapped in <pre>), or shows me all the values of each of the XML tags without any line breaks.

Talk about odd? What am I missing? I need this to work in IE!

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Geert Bormans earned 500 total points
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There are quiet a number of things that are handled differently between IE, FireFox and Opera.
I have created a test sample based on the parts you put in your post and it works in all three browsers. The issue is likely in the remainder of one of the two files... things to look at
- does your XML has a DOCTYPE?
- do you consistently put the xhtml namespace in the XSLT?

Also note that your file associations for the .xml extension might have been messed up by installing an XML IDE or something.
IE is very sensitive to that. The solution is passing a mimetype, but I am afraid that this is all localy

Maybe you should post both files completely, so I can see where it goes wrong
cheers
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Actually, is there a way you could post your entire XML/XSLT that you created for testing? I cannot post mine as they are Cisco MARS reports about sensitive internal warnings. Maybe I can compare the differences?
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Update:

I found that for some reason IE 8 Beta 2 does not apply XSLT's the same way that IE 7 does. In fact, I couldn't get it to work at all. (No matter what mode it was in)

Opening the same XML/XSLT combo in IE7 showed my formatting correctly.
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by:Geert Bormans
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well, I only tested with IE7, maybe that is the reason
(sorry for not answering earlier to your latest question, I simply missed it)
I will have a look at what happens in IE8
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What is interesting is that i've troubleshooted more and found it's most likely something on this particular computer. I uninstalled IE8 and have now tried the same xml file in IE7, which works on other computers, but on mine still just outputs the XML as if surrounded by a <pre>....

No idea what is causing it, but oh well.
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Did you install an XML IDE on this computer?
If you assosciate the .xml extension with an editor on windows,
you get all sorts of weird behaviour
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