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Re: [#259] Handling invalid Content-Dispostion headers

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Thu, 04 Nov 2010 23:15:08 +0100
Message-ID: <4CD3306C.7050004@gmx.de>
To: Dan Winship <dan.winship@gmail.com>
CC: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>, httpbis Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>, Adam Barth <ietf@adambarth.com>
On 04.11.2010 20:42, Dan Winship wrote:
> On 11/04/2010 11:16 AM, Julian Reschke wrote:
>> I believe it would be a waste of energy to specify a specific strategy
>> *unless* we have evidence that it's needed in practice. For this
>> particular case (Content-Disposition in HTTP) I added several tests for
>> invalid headers just to observe whether implementations agree on what to
>> do, and in most cases they do not.
>
> So if there's no consistent behavior now, then rather than specifying
> how to interpret incorrect headers, can browsers just agree that the
> new-and-improved consistent behavior will be "draconian"? ("If the
> header doesn't exactly match the grammar, then you MUST ignore it in its
> entirety".)

The Konqueror developers are actually doing this.

Best regards, Julian
Received on Thursday, 4 November 2010 22:15:48 GMT

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