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Re: Microsoft's "I mean it" content-type parameter

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Fri, 04 Jul 2008 08:12:33 +0200
Message-ID: <486DBF51.9060907@gmx.de>
To: Adam Barth <w3c@adambarth.com>
CC: Karl Dubost <karl@w3.org>, HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>, HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>

Adam Barth wrote:
> It looks like you're just checking the front page.  As I recall, the
> Digg issue was in one of its frames.  Instead of seeing what I was
> supposed to see, I saw a script tag and a bunch of JavaScript.  On the
> United site, it was something that cropped up while I was booking a
> flight.
> 
> I recommend the experiment I mentioned, compiling a browser without
> content sniffing and actually trying to use the web for a reasonable
> amount of time.  I tried this a while ago, so it's possible the sites
> have changed in the intervening months.

Or switch it off in the browser, when on IE7: 
<http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/2005/02/01/364581.aspx#364853>.

BR, Julian
Received on Friday, 4 July 2008 06:13:17 UTC

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