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Re: Proposed Design Principles updated

From: David Hyatt <hyatt@apple.com>
Date: Tue, 3 Apr 2007 19:07:01 -0700
Message-Id: <E8B9049F-FBCF-4D6B-BEFB-4D0935A19BC3@apple.com>
Cc: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>, public-html@w3.org
To: Karl Dubost <karl@w3.org>

On Apr 3, 2007, at 6:56 PM, Karl Dubost wrote:

>
>
> Le 3 avr. 2007 à 16:26, Maciej Stachowiak a écrit :
>> * Constraint: Data-metadata inconsistency
>> Agents MUST NOT ignore message metadata without the consent of the  
>> user.
>> (The cited example of warning about or refusing to render a jpeg  
>> with a type of image/gif would violate Don't Break The Web and is  
>> unlikely to be implemented.)
>
> Another *real* example where browsers content sniffing is bad in  
> usability. For example, I'm writing a blog post about HTML design.  
> I want to show the source code of an HTML file. I then use an  
> object element and configure the server to send the html file as  
> *text/plain*
>
> <object data="test.html">
>    <p>Source code of a HTML document</p>
> </object>
>
> What I want to see is the source code, not the HTML.

There are better ways to accomplish this anyway, since browsers are  
capable of doing syntax-highlighted source.  Firefox supports  
viewsource URLs for this purpose.  WebKit in the latest nightlies  
uses an attribute that you can place on iframes in order to put the  
frame into "view source mode."

dave
Received on Wednesday, 4 April 2007 02:07:18 UTC

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