From:  "clintonG" <nobody@nowhere.com>
Date:  09 Sep 2008 04:55:52 Hong Kong Time
Newsgroup:  news.mozilla.org/mozilla.dev.web-development
Subject:  

What is Firefox looking for to maintain "formatted" XML?

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I've just learned Internet Explorer is the only browser that actually 
correctly renders raw XML as the developer intends. Firefox lies and removes 
the XML prolog and then displays a styled tree. This of course will mislead 
a person who does not know they must view source to copy and paste the valid 
XML. Furthermore, the raw XML in the source no longer has white-space 
indentation preserved.

Can Firefox be configured somehow to stop lying and render raw XML 
correctly? XML is supposed to be a "READABLE" file format and discovering 
this has been a big surprise that I observer Opera and Safari also fail to 
do correctly.

So either Internet Explorer renders raw XML correctly maintaining the 
objective of generating a "READABLE" file format or all of the other 
browsers are FUBAR.

What's the facts here and how do I provide people with VALID raw XML they 
can read that has well-formed white-space and indentation as a hierarchical 
tree as XML was intended to be displayed when it was created?