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Re: NEW ISSUE: content sniffing

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Fri, 03 Apr 2009 07:51:21 +0200
Message-ID: <49D5A3D9.3020100@gmx.de>
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
CC: Adrien de Croy <adrien@qbik.com>, Shane McCarron <shane@aptest.com>, Adam Barth <w3c@adambarth.com>, "Roy T. Fielding" <fielding@gbiv.com>, HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Ian Hickson wrote:
> ...
>> It's the thing that actually gets the resource.  It's free to do 
>> whatever it likes with that content.
> 
> No, HTTP says of the Content-Type header "its value indicates what 
> additional content codings have been applied to the entity-body, and thus 
> what decoding mechanisms must be applied in order to obtain the media-type 
> referenced by the Content-Type header field".

No it doesn't. It says this about Content-*Encoding* 
(<http://greenbytes.de/tech/webdav/rfc2616.html#rfc.section.7.2.1.p.3>).

> ...

BR, Julian
Received on Friday, 3 April 2009 05:52:11 GMT

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