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Re: Content Sniffing impact on HTTPbis - #155

From: Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>
Date: Thu, 4 Jun 2009 10:18:45 -0400
Message-ID: <e9dffd640906040718h311c985dx70149bf25ef5967c@mail.gmail.com>
To: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>
Cc: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>, HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
+1

On Thu, Jun 4, 2009 at 2:01 AM, Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net> wrote:
> Revised proposal:
>
> Replace this text in p3 3.2.1:
>>
>> If and only if the media type is not given by a Content-Type field, the
>> recipient MAY attempt to guess the media type via inspection of its content
>> and/or the name extension(s) of the URI used to identify the resource. If
>> the media type remains unknown, the recipient SHOULD treat it as type
>> "application/octet-stream".
>
> with
>
> """
> If the Content-Type field is not present in a message with a body, the
> recipient SHOULD assume that the message was sent with a Content-Type of
> "application/octet-stream".
>
> Note that neither the interpretation of the data type of a message nor the
> behaviours caused by it are not defined by this specification; this
> potentially includes examination of the content to override the indicated
> type ("sniffing").
> """

Mark.
Received on Thursday, 4 June 2009 14:19:23 GMT

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