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[Bug 13359] <track> A way is needed to identify the type of data in a track element

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Date: Sat, 08 Sep 2012 09:49:13 +0000
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https://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=13359

--- Comment #66 from Silvia Pfeiffer <silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com> 2012-09-08 09:49:12 UTC ---
(In reply to comment #65)
> If all the page generator (human author or otherwise) has is the URL to the
> content then how will it know the type of content?

That's what mime types are for.


> > If the author doesn't know the media type/can't find out through probing, why
> > would the browser get it right?
> 
> The browser has access to the content-type when it tries to play the content,
> right?

The JS developer has that access, too, via the getResponseHeader() function,
see http://www.w3.org/TR/XMLHttpRequest/#the-getresponseheader-method .

Is that sufficient or do you have a use case beyond this?

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