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Re: Content Sniffing impact on HTTPbis - #155

From: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Date: Tue, 02 Jun 2009 04:23:59 +0200
To: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>
Cc: HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <ius825pfjlon4ojmcnjdb9bqr90av1u5gq@hive.bjoern.hoehrmann.de>
* Mark Nottingham wrote:
><http://trac.tools.ietf.org/wg/httpbis/trac/ticket/155>

I believe you misunderstand the organization of the specification. What
RFC 2616 says is that the media type of the entity body of a message is
defined by the Content-Type header; if there is no Content-Type header,
then the media type is defined by the implementation; if the implemen-
tation fails to define a media type, assume application/octet-stream.

If you want to say that the media type of the entity body is defined by
the implementation and not the Content-Type header, then you have to
change the definition of the Content-Type header. The phrase you pro-
pose to remove is there to avoid conflicting definitions of what the
media type of the entity body is.
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