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[Bug 19831] Investigate overrideMimeType()

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Date: Fri, 02 Nov 2012 17:23:18 +0000
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https://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=19831

--- Comment #8 from Hallvord R. M. Steen <hallvord@opera.com> ---
My preference would be to keep the exception throwing in the spec as-is. 

Reasons:

* calling a method when it has no effect is probably an author mistake,
throwing is a better way to warn against it

* since IE does it, we will hopefully escape compat problems (and the method
isn't much used in the first place)

* as implementations disagree, there is no clear, consistent and useful
alternative behaviour to consistently throwing

I guess this E-mail caused the spec change to make it throw:
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-webapps/2010OctDec/0022.html

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