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Re: Update on issue 155 (Content Sniffing)

From: Adam Barth <w3c@adambarth.com>
Date: Thu, 30 Jul 2009 12:50:50 -0700
Message-ID: <7789133a0907301250u6e6472b2r18691d527ac7f00@mail.gmail.com>
To: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Cc: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>, HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
On Thu, Jul 30, 2009 at 4:34 AM, Anne van Kesteren<annevk@opera.com> wrote:
> On Thu, 30 Jul 2009 13:28:37 +0200, Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de> wrote:
>> we discussed the issue of content sniffing again during the HTTPbis WG
>> meeting and the general feeling was that we were going to far with the
>> statement:
>>
>> "Note that neither the interpretation of the data type of a message nor
>> the behaviors caused by it are defined by HTTP; this potentially
>> includes examination of the content to override any indicated type
>> ("sniffing")."
>>
>> The proposal is to remove this altogether.
>>
>> See <http://trac.tools.ietf.org/wg/httpbis/trac/ticket/155#comment:3>
>>
>> Feedback appreciated,
>
> This would disallow e.g. the behavior of <img src> or <script src> as exhibited by Web browsers as I understand things. Having said that, notes are typically non-normative so maybe it does not?

Maybe we ought to say:

"Note that neither the interpretation of the data type of a message
nor the behaviors caused by it are defined by HTTP."

No one seems to be arguing about this statement, but it's non-obvious
to folks reading the spec and therefore worth noting,

Adam
Received on Thursday, 30 July 2009 19:53:44 GMT

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