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Re: Proposed Design Principles updated

From: Elliott Sprehn <esprehn@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 4 Apr 2007 00:09:56 -0400
Message-Id: <4090A9E4-8E7A-436C-B66F-28620464B051@gmail.com>
Cc: Karl Dubost <karl@w3.org>, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>, public-html@w3.org
To: David Hyatt <hyatt@apple.com>

On Apr 3, 2007, at 11:46 PM, David Hyatt wrote:

> 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)
>


Where does this content sniffing happen currently?

I setup a test case with Safari using <object data="test.php"> and  
served that file as text/plain and Safari shows the source.

Can you clarify where this is already happening and what we'd be  
breaking?

- Elliott
Received on Wednesday, 4 April 2007 04:10:00 GMT

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