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Re: State of Media Type Sniffing

From: Marcos Caceres <marcosc@opera.com>
Date: Fri, 18 Jun 2010 01:23:59 +0200
Message-Id: <BA4321F9-5A63-4E6F-B0C7-BC7DD259E7D6@opera.com>
To: Adam Barth <w3c@adambarth.com>
Cc: public-webapps <public-webapps@w3.org>

On Jun 18, 2010, at 12:54 AM, Adam Barth <w3c@adambarth.com> wrote:

> 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.

Thanks for the update and clarification. Please let me know if you  
need me to do a review or if I can do anything else to help with the  

> 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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