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Re: Proposed Design Principles updated ("don't break the web" vs respecting MIME types)

From: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 04 Apr 2007 12:41:09 -0500
To: David Hyatt <hyatt@apple.com>
Cc: Elliott Sprehn <esprehn@gmail.com>, Karl Dubost <karl@w3.org>, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>, public-html@w3.org
Message-Id: <1175708469.18153.366.camel@dirk>

On Tue, 2007-04-03 at 20:46 -0700, 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.

Which sites? I'd like to get a sense of the magnitude of
the issue.

>   "Don't  
> break the existing Web" trumps all other design considerations.

I think it's a valuable design principle to consider, but
it's not hard-and-fast rule.

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Dan Connolly, W3C http://www.w3.org/People/Connolly/
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