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Re: Content-Disposition: *sender* advice

From: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>
Date: Thu, 24 Feb 2011 16:39:56 +1100
Cc: HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Message-Id: <F39DFC10-D3C0-48E3-8A22-00C533FAAB6A@mnot.net>
To: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
I wouldn't say we break FireFox by recommending this ("breaking" means that C-D doesn't work at all, or produces garbage), and I wouldn't say they've been doing the right thing (because they implemented to prefer the non-internationalised filename).

Also, based on their bug traffic, they unfortunately don't seem too eager to fix this.

When you say "no advice" what do you mean? 

On 23/02/2011, at 10:21 PM, Julian Reschke wrote:

> On 23.02.2011 11:43, Mark Nottingham wrote:
>> (3) isn't ideal, but it does perform as advertised; i.e., the UA falls back to the filename parameter.
> Well, Firefox does not "fall back", it "trips over".
> This would mean that we recommend a format that breaks the UA which has been doing the "right thing" since "ever", just because some *other* UAs do not.
> I don't think we should do that, at least not until <https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=588781> is fixed. So I'd prefer no advice over bad advice here.
> Best regards, Julian

Mark Nottingham   http://www.mnot.net/
Received on Thursday, 24 February 2011 05:40:31 UTC

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