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Re: video/@src vs application/octet-stream

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Mon, 19 Jul 2010 17:54:42 +0200
Message-ID: <4C447542.6020501@gmx.de>
To: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
CC: "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>
On 19.07.2010 17:41, Boris Zbarsky wrote:
> On 7/19/10 11:33 AM, Julian Reschke wrote:
>> Can somebody explain the rational for treating application/octet-stream
>> the same way as absent media type information?
>
> Well, for one thing this is a common web server misconfiguration
> (default configuration in IIS, last I checked).

Chicken and egg.

I can see this for legacy types, but we are defining a new feature here.

If no UA plays application/octet-stream, then the risk of people serving 
video without proper type is zero.

> ...

Best regards, Julian
Received on Monday, 19 July 2010 15:55:15 UTC

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