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Re: HTML5 vs content type sniffing

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Sat, 02 Feb 2008 13:08:38 +0100
Message-ID: <47A45D46.2080700@gmx.de>
To: HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>

 > ...
> Also, if it's still the goal to reduce the amount of content where 
> content sniffing takes place, then it would be useful to make it easier 
> for an author to actually find out that content sniffing took place. 
> Thus, user agents that do content sniffing SHOULD offer a way to (1) 
> turn if off and/or (2) notify the user when the UA decided to override 
> the specified content type 
> (<http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2008Jan/0260.html>).
> ...

Surprise: IE7 has that option - see 
<http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/2005/02/01/364581.aspx#364853> (and 
yes, it's also available through the UI).

BR, Julian
Received on Saturday, 2 February 2008 12:09:00 UTC

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