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Re: comments on draft-barth-mime-sniffing

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Date: Wed, 17 Jun 2009 09:45:11 +0200
To: "Boris Zbarsky" <bzbarsky@mit.edu>, robert@ocallahan.org
Cc: "David Singer" <singer@apple.com>, "ietf-http-wg@w3.org" <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>, public-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <op.uvnrtlwv64w2qv@annevk-t60>
On Wed, 17 Jun 2009 04:44:58 +0200, Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@mit.edu> wrote:
> One other interesting data point here is that upcoming versions of  
> Apache will no longer send a default MIME at all, if I understood the  
> comments in the relevant bug correctly.  That is, if there is no type  
> configured for the file via some mechanism the server knows about, it  
> will simply send no Content-Type header and let the consumer decide what  
> to do.

Per the current rules that would give the same result as a bogus media type though. I.e. lack of Content-Type does not give you the right to start sniffing for <video> / <audio>.


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