W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > public-html@w3.org > July 2010

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

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Mon, 19 Jul 2010 20:20:49 +0200
Message-ID: <4C449781.4090906@gmx.de>
To: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
CC: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>, "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>
On 19.07.2010 20:09, Maciej Stachowiak wrote:
> ...
> For Safari/WebKit, we wanted to make it possible for the<video>  element to play content that was previously embedded via the QuickTime plugin or other plugins we support. Unfortunately, a fair proportion of such content is being served with the wrong MIME type, most typically application/octet-stream but sometimes also text/plain. We thought it might create too high a barrier, if authors had to reconfigure their Web servers before they could switch from the QuickTime plugin to<video>.
> ...

Thanks for the feedback.

So, does this make Safari non-compliant? It appears so, as 
draft-abarth-mime-sniff doesn't mention sniffing for video, and the spec 
text about video/@src doesn't seem to make an exception.

Best regards, Julian
Received on Monday, 19 July 2010 18:21:35 UTC

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.3.1 : Thursday, 29 October 2015 10:16:03 UTC