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

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--- Comment #26 from Adrian Bateman [MSFT] <adrianba@microsoft.com> 2011-03-07 17:24:52 UTC ---
(In reply to comment #24)
> 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.

I didn't really understand these two points. I'm sure I'm just missing some
background info. Please could you elaborate?

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