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Re: Iceweasel & Live spaces

From: arno.
Subject: Re: Iceweasel & Live spaces
Date: Sat, 19 May 2007 13:36:31 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.13 (2006-08-11)

Le samedi 19 mai 2007, à 13:06:47 +0200, Matteo a écrit : 
> > Unfortunately firefox and iceweasel don't support broken sites as
> > other broken browsers can do (every reference is purely accidental).
> But could you tell me why i can view those pages using firefox 2? I
> thought that firefox and iceweasel were the same program, apart that
> iceweasel is for debian, isn't it?

I also see that behaviour:
http://spaces.live.com/ works fine in firefox from mozilla: 
Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv: Gecko/20061208 

but it does work with iceweasel from debian:
Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv: Gecko/20070310 
Iceweasel/ (Debian-

If I go to tools -> page info, I see that page type is 
application/xhtml+xml in iceweasel, and text/html in firefox.

When I look at http headers with wget, wget tells me content-type is 

So, it seems that spaces.live.com is sent as xml, but firefox (mozilla 
version) displays that page as html. Therefore, it ignores bad formed 
xml errors, and page can be renderede. Iceweasel does not behave the 


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