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Re: Title of the HTML5 document

From: Rob Sayre <rsayre@mozilla.com>
Date: Mon, 25 May 2009 23:22:06 -0400
Message-ID: <4A1B605E.8010007@mozilla.com>
To: Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>
CC: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>, HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
On 5/25/09 12:23 PM, Sam Ruby wrote:
> The rules are different, and are likely to remain different, and the 
> authors of newsreaders aren't participating in this process.
>
> The existing section on the img element takes into account that the 
> value of the @src element is likely to be an image.  Similarly, feed 
> readers first tend to make the assumption that the URI entered is a 
> feed.  Frankly, that's not likely to change.  Specifically, 
> NetNewswire will happily process a feed served as text/plain, no 
> matter what the HTML 5 specification says about the matter.

And that behavior doesn't even contradict the Content-Type field 
definition (RFC2045, section 5). If you already know what you're trying 
to do with the body, you don't need to consult the Content-Type field.

- Rob
Received on Tuesday, 26 May 2009 03:22:51 UTC

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