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

From: Robert Burns <rob@robburns.com>
Date: Mon, 27 Aug 2007 09:03:00 -0500
Message-Id: <7E26D610-E1F4-44CA-83C7-DE062DF106DF@robburns.com>
Cc: public-html@w3.org
To: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>

On Aug 27, 2007, at 7:05 AM, Boris Zbarsky wrote:

> 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....

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