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Re: http content type authoritative for object data?

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Thu, 10 Dec 2009 11:51:53 +0100
Message-ID: <4B20D2C9.2050009@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:
> On Thu, Dec 10, 2009 at 12:40 AM, Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de> wrote:
>>> 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.
> 
> I disagree. As a browser developer, data based on research is much
> more likely to convince me that something will not break the web than
> a spec forbidding, requiring, allowing or recommending any particular
> behavior. That is step 1.

So if what the spec requires isn't your top consideration you probably 
shouldn't care whether it requires or just allows ignoring the HTTP 
content-type.

> ...

BR, Julian
Received on Thursday, 10 December 2009 10:52:33 UTC

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