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Re: HTML interpreter vs. HTML user agent

From: Rob Sayre <rsayre@mozilla.com>
Date: Fri, 29 May 2009 17:17:08 -0400
Message-ID: <4A2050D4.2040908@mozilla.com>
To: Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>
CC: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>, HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
On 5/29/09 4:37 PM, Sam Ruby wrote:
> Ian Hickson wrote:
>> On Fri, 29 May 2009, Sam Ruby wrote:
>>> As to whether or not everybody will accept that the rules written in 
>>> HTML5 apply to everybody, I submit the following as a test case:
>>>
>>> http://status.aws.amazon.com/rss/EC2API.rss
>>>
>>> Heck, it is not clear to me that *browsers* will accept that that 
>>> particular rule applies to them.
>>
>> Could you elaborate on how this doesn't work with the rules in HTML5? 
>> (Or rather, with the rules in Adam's ID?)
>
> That resource is served with a text/plain mime type, and therefore 
> should not be treated as a feed.
>
> At the present time, both IE8 and Firefox treat that document as a feed.
> My assessment is that Firefox will continue to follow IE's lead in 
> this area, but I will gladly defer to those who actually work on the 
> product.

Firefox 3.5 will not sniff text/plain. No bug reports so far, afaik.

https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=394416#c14

- Rob
Received on Friday, 29 May 2009 21:17:51 UTC

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