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Re: http content type authoritative for object data?

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Thu, 10 Dec 2009 09:40:18 +0100
Message-ID: <4B20B3F2.6000905@gmx.de>
To: Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>
CC: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@mit.edu>, "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>
Jonas Sicking wrote:
> ...
>> Summarizing from my point of view:
>> - HTML5 currently requires ignoring authoritative metadata in some 
>> cases. The information in [2] indicates that in at least one 
>> measurement, this "fixed" around 1% of pages using <object>
>> - Firefox changed to the HTML5 behavior (or something close to it) 
>> early 2008
> This is incorrect. In the Firefox 3.0 development cycle we tried to 
> change our implementation to match HTML 4, but had to revert due to 
> breaking websites.

Yes, sorry. I meant to say "changed *back*".

> There is lots of good data in the bugs I cited. And suggestions for 
> further reasearch.
> If someone feels passionate about this I suggest they do the remaining 
> research as well as getting the know broken sites fixed. *That* has a 
> much greater chance of getting implementations to change than anything 
> any spec says.

Step 1 is to *allow* a UA to treat the HTTP content-type as authoritative.

BR, Julian
Received on Thursday, 10 December 2009 08:41:12 UTC

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