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Re: NEW ISSUE: content sniffing

From: David Morris <dwm@xpasc.com>
Date: Wed, 1 Apr 2009 11:13:51 -0700 (PDT)
cc: HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
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On Wed, 1 Apr 2009, Adam Barth wrote:

> Indeed.  Every major browser (not just IE) employs content sniffing.
> Content sniffing appears to be required to correctly handle
> approximately 1% of HTTP responses.  Turning off content sniffing
> entirely breaks major Web sites.

If wonder how long it would take for those major sites to get their act 
together if all major browsers agreed to disable sniffing as of some 
not too distant future date?
Received on Wednesday, 1 April 2009 18:14:32 GMT

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