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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 13:01:26 -0500
Message-ID: <46D31176.7050407@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].
> <http://issues.apache.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=14095#c9>

That comment says that IIS defaults to a type.  It doesn't say that 
there is no way to turn off the defaulting.  I don't know whether there 
is; if someone with easy access to IIS could check, that would be great.

The Apache issue is not just that there is a default, but that it's a 
bad default and there is no way to not have a default at all.  Luckily, 
it sounds like this will all change.  Another ten years, and maybe UAs 
can start changing behavior accordingly...

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