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no mention of BOMs in sniffing algorithm

From: ryan <ryan@theryanking.com>
Date: Mon, 20 Aug 2007 17:28:48 -0700
Message-Id: <F38B67E3-4446-4A0D-B543-493C6D9E14CB@theryanking.com>
To: public-html@w3.org

Section 4.7.4, which deals with sniffing for different content types,  
has no mention of BOMs.[1]

In implementing this, I encountered a case where this failed:

   http://www.armencomp.com/tradelog/trader_tax_topics.rss

Though this resource should be a problem with the sniffing algorithm  
(since its served as text/plain, which shouldn't trigger the feed vs  
html sniffing), it still illustrates the problem.

Also, Firefox treats this as a feed, while Safari treats it as plain  
text.

-ryan

1. http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/#content-type3
Received on Tuesday, 21 August 2007 00:29:08 UTC

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