The Doctype for XHTML Basic 1.1 is:

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML Basic 1.1//EN"
    "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml-basic/xhtml-basic11.dtd";>


HTH

Phil.

Kevin Erickson wrote:
Question: For the line, <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//WAPFORUM//DTD XHTML Mobile 1.0//EN" "http://www.wapforum.org/DTD/xhtml-mobile10.dtd";>, would I change this to, <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//WAPFORUM//DTD Basic 1.1//EN"
"http://www.wapforum.org/DTD/xhtml-mobile10.dtd";>, ??

And change, <meta http-equiv="content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" />, to, <meta http-equiv="content-Type" content="application/xhtml+xml;
charset=utf-8" />, ??

I have not been able to find the answers on the web.
Thanks.

Kevin

-----Original Message-----
From: li...@webstandardsgroup.org [mailto:li...@webstandardsgroup.org] On
Behalf Of Phil Archer
Sent: Tuesday, June 15, 2010 6:15 PM
To: wsg@webstandardsgroup.org
Subject: Re: [WSG] Mobile Page Passes but MIME Type Fails

Hi Kevin,

The answer is in your e-mail. You have created a page using a version of XHTML for which the correct MIME type is application/vnd.wap.xhtml+xml or application/xhtml+xml

but you're sending text/html so there is a mismatch, hence the warning.

The recommended markup for mobile is now XHTML Basic 1.1 for which the appropriate MIME type is application/xhtml+xml but if you're sending to a device that doesn't support that (essentially just IE) then you'll need to do as you are doing and use text/html.

However... this is a warning, not a failure, so you may decide just to leave things as they are ;-)

Presumably you got this warning from the mobi Ready tool? This uses the same core code as the W3C mobileOK checker http://validator.w3.org/mobile/ (although we've added a lot of extra UI stuff over the last year or so).

HTH

Phil.

Kevin Erickson wrote:
Hello All,

If anyone can help me understand why my mobile page passes all accept the
MIME type.

Page code:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//WAPFORUM//DTD XHTML Mobile 1.0//EN"
"http://www.wapforum.org/DTD/xhtml-mobile10.dtd";>

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

  <head>

    <title>Virginia.gov Mobile - Home</title>

    <meta http-equiv="content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" />

    <meta http-equiv="Cache-Control" content="max-age=200" />

    <meta http-equiv="content-Language" content="en-us" />

    <meta name="HandheldFriendly" content="True" />

    <meta name="viewport" content="user-scalable=no, width=device-width"
/>
    <meta name="description" content="Virginia.gov Mobile Portal allows
you
to access key services from Virginia state government on your mobile
device,
such as news, alerts, weather, and contact information." />
    <meta name="keywords" content="mobile, Virginia.gov, Virginia
government, PDA, phone, wireless, state" />
    <style type="text/css">

    @import url(../../css/m_index.css);

    </style>

    <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="/css/iphone.css"
media="only screen and (max-device-width: 480px)" />

  </head>

  <body>

  <!-- Start of Mobile -->

    <div id="m-header">

      <h1><img src="../../images/virginia_dot_gov_logo.jpg" width="151"
height="40" alt="Virginia.gov Mobile Web Services" /></h1>

      <p><a accesskey="Z" href="../mobile_expanded/index.html">Switch to
Expanded Mobile Pages</a></p>

    </div>

    <div class="m-breadcrumbs">Home</div>

<div class="m-body">

      <h2>Mobile Virginia.gov Services:</h2>

      <ul>

        <li>Home</li>

        <li><a accesskey="1" href="search.html">Search
Virginia.gov</a></li>
      </ul>

      <h2>People:</h2>

      <ul>

        <li><a accesskey="2" href="people_citizens.html">Citizens</a></li>

        <li><a accesskey="3" href="people_families.html">Families</a></li>

        <li><a accesskey="4" href="people_state_employees.html">State
Employees</a></li>

        <li><a accesskey="5" href="people_students.html">Students</a></li>

      </ul>

      <h2>Information:</h2>

      <ul>

        <li><a accesskey="6"
href="info_government.html">Government</a></li>
        <li><a accesskey="7" href="info_online_services.html">Online
Services</a></li>

        <li><a accesskey="8" href="info_business.html">Business</a></li>

        <li><a accesskey="9"
href="info_employment.html">Employment</a></li>
        <li><a accesskey="A" href="info_education.html">Education</a></li>

        <li><a accesskey="B" href="info_tourism_travel.html">Tourism and
Travel</a></li>

      </ul>

<h2>About Virginia:</h2>

      <ul>

        <li><a accesskey="C" href="about_va_facts_history.html">Facts and
History</a></li>

        <li><a accesskey="D" href="about_va_mapping_virginia.html">Mapping
Virginia</a></li>

      </ul>

    </div>

    <div id="m-footer">

      <ul>

        <li><a href="index.html">mobile.virginia.gov</a></li>

        <li><a href="http://www.virginia.gov";>Virginia.gov Home</a></li>

        <li><a

href="http://www.virginia.gov/cmsportal3/about_virginia.gov_4096/web_policy.
html">Site Policies</a></li>

        <li><a

href="http://www.virginia.gov/cmsportal3/about_virginia.gov_4096/contact_us.
html">Contact Virginia.gov</a></li>

      </ul>

    </div>

  </body>

</html>

To test the page I used http://ready.mobi/launch.jsp?locale=en_EN and the
error says:

Incorrect or missing MIME types were detected

The MIME types sent by servers give very important information to browsers
as to how to treat a document. If incorrect MIME types are sent with a
document, it may prevent the browser from correctly interpreting the
document and failing to render a document.
For XHTML-MP, the recommended MIME type is application/vnd.wap.xhtml+xml
or
application/xhtml+xml. Unlike HTML, XHTML-MP should not be served as
text/html.

Web servers are often set up correctly for common document types such as
HTML and CSS, but often do not have the correct doc types for XHTML-MP.
Please refer to mobiForge <http://mobiforge.com>  for instructions on how
to
set up your MIME types correctly.

 WARN
MIME type was detected as text/html

I would send a link to the page but it is on a secure server.

Thank you very much for any help on this,

Kevin



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