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Re: Update on issue 155 (Content Sniffing)

From: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>
Date: Mon, 10 Aug 2009 14:58:51 +1000
Cc: Adam Barth <w3c@adambarth.com>, Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>, HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Message-Id: <5C18EC4F-4167-4203-B2F4-3A983B37C812@mnot.net>
To: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>

On 06/08/2009, at 9:23 PM, Julian Reschke wrote:

> Mark Nottingham wrote:
>> Hi Adam,
>> Actually, there were a number of people arguing in the Stockholm  
>> meeting that HTTP does indeed define the interpretation of the data  
>> type of a message, which is why the proposal to delete it was made.
>> 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).
>> Cheers,
>> ...
> I made the proposed change (taking out that paragraph) with <http://trac.tools.ietf.org/wg/httpbis/trac/changeset/663 
> >.
> BR, Julian

Mark Nottingham     http://www.mnot.net/
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