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[Bug 8479] http content-type override mandatory for <object>

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Date: Sun, 13 Dec 2009 09:00:15 +0000
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--- Comment #2 from Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>  2009-12-13 09:00:15 ---
(In reply to comment #1)
> What's the point of being vague here?  The browsers all use the @type media
> type, and there are scads of web sites that rely on this behavior.  In the
> email you cite, Jonas says that he wishes it weren't the case but he's not
> willing to implement the alternate behavior.

Actually, the alternate behavior already was implemented, and backed out
because of *some* sites. AFAIR, Jonas said that it might be possible to revert
that change by applying sufficient evangelism.

Also, this is not being vague. This is about allowing exactly two behaviors, of
which one currently *seems* to be necessary, and the other one would be
consistent with HTML4 and the web architecture in general (authoritative

How is this different from the approach in draft-abarth-mime-sniff, which also
allows both strategies?

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