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Re: NEW ISSUE: content sniffing

From: Adam Barth <w3c@adambarth.com>
Date: Wed, 1 Apr 2009 16:48:02 -0700
Message-ID: <7789133a0904011648t60a49cb5l109e07b27a22e31@mail.gmail.com>
To: Mark Baker <mark@coactus.com>
Cc: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>, "Roy T. Fielding" <fielding@gbiv.com>, HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
On Wed, Apr 1, 2009 at 4:45 PM, Mark Baker <mark@coactus.com> wrote:
> Right.  The information you're talking about is irrelevant to most
> non-browser HTTP agents and so doesn't belong in the HTTP
> specification.

It's relevant to any HTTP user agent that wishes to interoperate with
existing Web content.  For example, Imageshop (described earlier in
this thread) is not a browser but is interested in knowing when its
users expect an HTTP response to be treated as an image.

Adam
Received on Wednesday, 1 April 2009 23:48:55 GMT

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