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Re: Update on issue 155 (Content Sniffing)

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Date: Wed, 05 Aug 2009 14:29:14 +0200
To: "Mark Nottingham" <mnot@mnot.net>, "Adam Barth" <w3c@adambarth.com>
Cc: "Julian Reschke" <julian.reschke@gmx.de>, "HTTP Working Group" <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.ux6vm0pm64w2qv@anne-van-kesterens-macbook.local>
On Tue, 04 Aug 2009 20:22:05 +0200, Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net> wrote:
> As you point out, this is just a note, and doesn't affect conformance;  
> it is still completely conformant to sniff the type of a message  
> (because what you *do* with the data type is still up to the  
> application).

Can we add a note to that effect then?


      Note that the behavior caused by the data type
      is not defined by HTTP; this potentially
      includes examination of the content to override
      any indicated type ("sniffing").


Anne van Kesteren
Received on Wednesday, 5 August 2009 12:30:03 UTC

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