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Re: review of content type rules by IETF/HTTP community

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Fri, 17 Aug 2007 20:58:45 +0000 (UTC)
To: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Cc: "public-html@w3.org WG" <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.64.0708172051300.258@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>

On Fri, 17 Aug 2007, Dan Connolly wrote:
> 
> The Feed/HTML sniffing review comment reminded me... since the scope of 
> the HTML 5 spec overlaps with the scope of the HTTP spec, we should get 
> review by the IETF/HTTP community (including the W3C TAG).

The draft mentions one bit of the sniffing, but not all of them. For 
example, HTML5 requires UAs to not pay attention to Content-Type or HTTP 
error codes when handling <img src="">, <embed> elements with a type="" 
attribute, and <script src=""> elements.

Also, these working groups may be interested in the extreme lengths that 
the draft goes to to handle character encoding detection, e.g. section 
8.2.2.1. Determining the character encoding.

(Editorial comment on the draft: it would probably be useful if the quoted 
section was more clearly quoted, as in prefix the section with, e.g., "The 
following is extracted from the HTML5 draft dated yyyy/mm/dd:". Right now 
it's not totally clear that the quoted section isn't just part of the ID.)

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