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[Bug 11984] Simplify <video> for implementors and authors by ignoring the Content-Type HTTP header

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--- Comment #24 from Philip Jägenstedt <philipj@opera.com> 2011-03-05 13:11:06 UTC ---
A few of the things in
<http://www.w3.org/html/wg/wiki/ChangeProposals/NoVideoContentType#Negative_Effects>
are not solved by my new suggestion, so I'd consider not fixing these cons:

* The incentive for supporting many different equivalent MIME types in
canPlayType and <source type> is removed, as they come only from legacy
Content-Type issues. 

* Some legacy MIME types, such as audio/x-pn-wav, can likely be removed from
implementations of canPlayType.

This is damage we'll have to live with unless we always sniff, it might be OK
if implementors exercise some contraint in which MIME types they add support
for. WAVE might be a lost case, though.

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