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Re: NEW ISSUE: content sniffing

From: Mark Baker <mark@coactus.com>
Date: Wed, 1 Apr 2009 20:08:23 -0400
Message-ID: <e9dffd640904011708l3dd36d28xc6e797791777f4df@mail.gmail.com>
To: Adam Barth <w3c@adambarth.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 7:48 PM, Adam Barth <w3c@adambarth.com> wrote:
> 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.

Yes, of course.  I'm trying to emphasize to you that the Web is a lot
larger than just those clients and servers exchanging HTML,
Javascript, and JPGs.  If that weren't the case, I would agree with
you that HTTP should be updated.

Mark.
Received on Thursday, 2 April 2009 00:09:25 GMT

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