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Re: comments on draft-barth-mime-sniffing

From: Adam Barth <w3c@adambarth.com>
Date: Tue, 16 Jun 2009 23:12:14 -0700
Message-ID: <7789133a0906162312l5ad2c9f5q548e0c561817c8fd@mail.gmail.com>
To: Shane McCarron <shane@aptest.com>
Cc: robert@ocallahan.org, David Singer <singer@apple.com>, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>, Larry Masinter <masinter@adobe.com>, "ietf-http-wg@w3.org" <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>, public-html@w3.org
I think roc was specifically referring to content for the <video> tag.
 Because no such content currently exists, the legacy compatibility
requirements are much less onerous than, say, for HTML.

Adam


On Tue, Jun 16, 2009 at 9:31 PM, Shane McCarron<shane@aptest.com> wrote:
> This is my favorite comment in this thread, bar none!  Why, oh why are you
> all trying so hard to continue to support broken behavior instead of
> slapping down the people who insist on doing it wrong?  If the user agents
> (go Firefox!) just refused to sniff, then no one would send nonsense
> content.  'cause it wouldn't work.
>
> Robert O'Callahan wrote:
>>
>> I should also point out that so far we have had approximately zero
>> complaints from authors about the fact that Firefox doesn't sniff.
>>
>> Rob
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