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Re: State of Media Type Sniffing

From: Adam Barth <w3c@adambarth.com>
Date: Thu, 17 Jun 2010 15:54:09 -0700
Message-ID: <AANLkTinHOSboewqjQ3SWdrdmcDMHQciuJgVd2COaKX58@mail.gmail.com>
To: Marcos Caceres <marcosc@opera.com>
Cc: public-webapps <public-webapps@w3.org>
I'm not entirely sure how the maturity levels map between the IETF and
the W3C.  The sniffing spec is likely going to be part of the HASMAT
working group, which is starting up in the IETF.  I don't expect the
algorithm itself to change much from its current form.  Most of the
discussion has been centering on how it relates to other specs, such
as HTTP, and who should be require/allowed to implement the algorithm.


On Thu, Jun 17, 2010 at 8:22 AM, Marcos Caceres <marcosc@opera.com> wrote:
> Hi Adam,
> I'm writing on behalf of the Web Apps WG to inquire as to the status of the
> Media Type Sniffing spec [1]. The Widgets Packaging specification is ready
> to proceed to PR but has a normative dependency on [1]. In order for the
> widget spec to proceed to PR, the W3C has asked the WG to ascertain the
> stability of [1] in terms equivalent to those currently used at the W3C
> (i.e., Last Call Working Draft, Candidate Rec, etc.). Could you possibly
> give your opinion as to the maturity of [1] and if you see much chance of it
> changing (i.e., do you think changes to [1] could potentially break
> implementations of the Widgets Packaging spec)?
> Kind regards,
> Marcos
> [1] http://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-abarth-mime-sniff-05
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