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

From: Adam Barth <w3c@adambarth.com>
Date: Mon, 19 Jul 2010 10:15:43 -0700
Message-ID: <AANLkTinYIKFNw5_E-BwKiC2nPk3yMQQl2QFewG3Qn94B@mail.gmail.com>
To: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Cc: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@mit.edu>, "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>
On Mon, Jul 19, 2010 at 8:54 AM, Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de> wrote:
> 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.

That's certainly false.  Whatever the probability is, it's certainly non-zero.

Another factor is people might give up on using the feature because
they can't get it to work.

Adam
Received on Monday, 19 July 2010 17:22:54 GMT

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