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Re: comments on draft-barth-mime-sniffing

From: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
Date: Fri, 17 Jul 2009 22:52:28 -0400
Message-ID: <4A6138EC.5020408@mit.edu>
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
CC: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>, robert@ocallahan.org, David Singer <singer@apple.com>, "ietf-http-wg@w3.org" <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>, public-html@w3.org
Ian Hickson wrote:
> On Tue, 30 Jun 2009, Boris Zbarsky wrote:
>> Which raises an interesting question.  If a <video> points to data that 
>> has Content-Type metadata that says it's application/octet-stream.... 
>> I'd say that the UA should ignore that and look at the actual data just 
>> like it would if the MIME type is not set.
> 
> What should canPlayType() say for application/octet-stream? "maybe"? I can 
> define application/octet-stream as never being "a type that the user agent 
> knows it cannot render", which would give this behaviour and would mean 
> that user agents have to sniff.

I personally would be fine with the above.

-Boris
Received on Saturday, 18 July 2009 02:54:47 GMT

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