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Placing Generated HTML from CaliberDefineIT does not render on IIS web server 6.0

Placing Generated HTML from CaliberDefineIT does not render on IIS web server 6.0


Placing Generated HTML from CaliberDefineIT does not render on IIS web server 6.0


Products: Caliber DefineIT 2006, IIS Server 6.0

Platform: Windows Server 2003

Problem Description:

The generated HTML pages from Caliber DefineIT are not rendered correctly in IIS 6.0 server. When the HTML pages are viewed directly by opening index.html in a browser, all the components are displayed as expected. But, when viewed through IIS 6.0 server, the left navigation tree does not appear.


This problem does not occur when the HTML pages are rendered through IIS server 5.1. The reason for this is that IIS server 6.0 does not serve all MIME types by default, unlike the previous versions.

Please refer to the following article for more details. http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;326965.

The HTML files generated by DefineIT have a file called "model.tree", which contains XML data responsible for displaying the tree structure in the left frame. This type is not included to be displayed by default in IIS 6.0. So, it needs to be added as a new type. The following are the steps to add a new MIME type to the application created for DefineIT project in IIS 6.0.

  • Use the Default Web Site to set up the Web Application (say DefineIt)
  • Click on your Web Application (DefineIt) and open "Properties".
  • Open "HTTP Headers" tab and click on "MIME Types" button.
  • Click on "NEW" and open the "MIME TYPE" window.
  • In the Extension, type in ".tree" and in the MIME type, type in "Model Tree"
  • Click OK and exit from properties.

After doing this setup, when the application is opened from the IIS server, you should be able to view the left navigation tree.

Old KB# 15674


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