W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > public-html@w3.org > May 2009

Re: HTML interpreter vs. HTML user agent

From: Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>
Date: Thu, 28 May 2009 14:12:31 -0400
Message-ID: <4A1ED40F.9020608@intertwingly.net>
To: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
CC: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>, "Roy T. Fielding" <fielding@gbiv.com>, Larry Masinter <masinter@adobe.com>, HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
Anne van Kesteren wrote:
> On Thu, 28 May 2009 16:20:52 +0200, Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>
> wrote:
>> Permit me to turn that around... can we precisely identify in which
>>  contexts the "#content-type-sniffing:-feed-or-html" section is
>> meant to apply?
> Doesn't HTML5 do that?

HTML 5 does do that.  There have been assertions that HTML 5 defines
operational behavior that may vary between applications[1].  This may or
may not be an example of what Roy was referring to.  Even if it is an
example, it may be one that we come to rough consensus on anyway.

Without necessarily resolving each at this time, I would like to collect
a representative sample of the behaviors that Roy was referring to.  At
this time, I would like to thank Henri Sivonen for providing such an

- Sam Ruby

[1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2009May/0513.html
[2] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2009May/0525.html
Received on Thursday, 28 May 2009 18:13:18 UTC

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.3.1 : Thursday, 29 October 2015 10:15:45 UTC