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Re: Media-type containing semi-colon but no parameter

From: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Date: Tue, 05 Jul 2011 00:47:48 +0200
To: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Cc: HTTP WG <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <jfg41753lpo3c0upj9m7n9olc250vchvi9@hive.bjoern.hoehrmann.de>
* Julian Reschke wrote:
>On 2011-07-04 15:49, Anne van Kesteren wrote:
>> Currently per HTTP the following constitutes an incorrect Content-Type
>> header:
>>
>> Content-Type: text/html;

>Have you seen header field instances like this in the wild?

Among 130 000 headers I have laying around (sample is probably loading
a bunch of random documents linked from Wikipedia using CutyCapt):

  % grep -ai "content-type" headers_ | grep -P ";$" | gnusort | uniq -c
      3 Content-Type: application/x-javascript;
      1 Content-Type: image/jpeg;
      1 Content-Type: text/css;
      1 Content-Type: text/html; charset=ISO-8859-1;
      1 Content-Type: text/html; charset=shift-jis;
      3 Content-Type: text/javascript;

I agree the syntax as it is complicates implementations for no reason.
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