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Re: comments on draft-barth-mime-sniffing

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Tue, 30 Jun 2009 11:23:09 +0000 (UTC)
To: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Cc: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@mit.edu>, robert@ocallahan.org, David Singer <singer@apple.com>, "ietf-http-wg@w3.org" <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>, public-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0906301122400.1648@hixie.dreamhostps.com>
On Wed, 17 Jun 2009, Anne van Kesteren wrote:
>
> On Wed, 17 Jun 2009 04:44:58 +0200, Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@mit.edu> wrote:
> > One other interesting data point here is that upcoming versions of  
> > Apache will no longer send a default MIME at all, if I understood the  
> > comments in the relevant bug correctly.  That is, if there is no type  
> > configured for the file via some mechanism the server knows about, it  
> > will simply send no Content-Type header and let the consumer decide what  
> > to do.
> 
> Per the current rules that would give the same result as a bogus media 
> type though. I.e. lack of Content-Type does not give you the right to 
> start sniffing for <video> / <audio>.

This doesn't appear to be the case with the way the spec is phrased now. 
Can you confirm that this problem is now fixed?

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