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Re: Proposed Design Principles updated

From: David Hyatt <hyatt@apple.com>
Date: Tue, 3 Apr 2007 20:46:40 -0700
Message-Id: <BC77EE26-250C-4130-8787-3E9197A049B7@apple.com>
Cc: Karl Dubost <karl@w3.org>, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>, public-html@w3.org
To: Elliott Sprehn <esprehn@gmail.com>

On Apr 3, 2007, at 7:19 PM, Elliott Sprehn wrote:

> Neither of which are standardized behavior so you'd need to use the  
> attribute for Safari, the viewsource url for Firefox, and what ever  
> feature was supported in Opera (is it?).
>
> What Karl suggests on the other hand is defined behavior as per the  
> HTTP protocol and the MIME type definition for text/plain.
>

We can't turn off content sniffing.  Sites break if we do.  "Don't  
break the existing Web" trumps all other design considerations.

dave
(hyatt@apple.com)
Received on Wednesday, 4 April 2007 03:46:55 UTC

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