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Re: [Bug 6684] Disregard of RFC 4329 and IANA MIME Media Types

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Date: Mon, 20 Apr 2009 17:10:57 +0200
To: "Julian Reschke" <julian.reschke@gmx.de>, HTMLWG <public-html@w3.org>
Cc: "Ian Hickson" <ian@hixie.ch>, "Dan Connolly" <connolly@w3.org>, "Chris Wilson" <Chris.Wilson@microsoft.com>
Message-ID: <op.usoxsjgj64w2qv@annevk-t60.oslo.opera.com>
On Mon, 20 Apr 2009 16:48:26 +0200, Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>  
> (1) Work on revising RFC 4329, un-obsoleting "text/javascript"  
> (realizing that this is what people use in practice anyway), and

This makes sense to me. I don't see a particularly strong reason to make

   <script type=text/javascript>


> (2) Take the position that the media type referenced in script/@type has  
> different requirements from content type in HTTP response headers; in  
> particular, the character set issue goes away as soon as the script is  
> inlined into HTML. As UAs seem to ignore the type for external script,  
> it would be possible to recommend application/*script for this case  
> without breaking anything. The disadvantage for this approach would be  
> that the spec would need to promote different types depending on how the  
> script is sent over the wire.

I'm pretty sure the type attribute on the script element is always  
honored. The media type specified by the HTTP Content-Type header is not  
honored however, though the charset parameter is.

(And then there's some mess with the version parameter but I doubt that  
works when specified on the HTTP Content-Type header and I sort of hope it  
won't ever.)

Anne van Kesteren
Received on Monday, 20 April 2009 15:11:51 UTC

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