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

From: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
Date: Mon, 27 Aug 2007 07:05:03 -0500
Message-ID: <46D2BDEF.5050501@mit.edu>
To: Robert Burns <rob@robburns.com>
CC: public-html@w3.org

Robert Burns wrote:
> That's great news. The other concern that may still make it worthwhile 
> to pursue a 'unknown' IANA registered MIME type is that IIS appears to 
> have the same bug (at least form the comments) on the related bug[1]. 

Except IIS sends application/octet-stream, which is not sniffed by UAs 
(except when embedded via <object>/<embed>, which is another fun kettle 
of fish).  So at least the user gets to download the file (which is 
often enough what they want anyway) instead of having gibberish render. 
  But yes, it would be nice to change IIS too.  ;)

That said, could you point to the comment you're looking at here?  Your 
link was just to the bug itself....

-Boris
Received on Monday, 27 August 2007 12:06:12 GMT

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