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Re: UA support for Content-Disposition header (filename parameter)

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Fri, 14 Mar 2008 16:17:52 +0100
Message-ID: <47DA9720.6050000@gmx.de>
To: Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>
CC: "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>

Lachlan Hunt wrote:
> Julian Reschke wrote:
>> The problem I raised *is* an interoperability problem that has 
>> affected people in the real world. So it escapes me why you feel HTML5 
>> should be silent on it.
> 
> Because it's not an interoperability issue associated directly with 
> HTML, nor any of the features defined in the specification.

Oh really?

I'd like to understand how you decide what's in scope and what isn't.

Returning content for "Save As" is UA functionality that's been in use 
for years in all browsers. For non-Latin1 characters it doesn't work 
with IE though. I thought one of the principles of the WHATWG was to 
help documenting and eliminating these kinds of interop problems?

> There are many other specifications that browsers are required to 
> support, but which are not individually listed in HTML5.  The only 

Interesting. Maybe it should list those, then.

> reason you have presented to support its inclusion is that there are 
> currently interoperability issues with it, but that is not a problem 
> HTML5 should try to solve for every single spec.

BR, Julian
Received on Friday, 14 March 2008 15:18:39 GMT

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