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[whatwg] Sanctity of MIME types

From: Robert Sayre <sayrer@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 6 Dec 2006 11:32:01 -0500
Message-ID: <68fba5c50612060832i47945e45u3305fd23c424923@mail.gmail.com>
On 12/5/06, Sam Ruby <rubys at intertwingly.net> wrote:
>
> I have a request.  It would be nice if the sniffing algorithm made an
> exception for "text/plain".

It would be nice, but

> Use case:
>
> http://svn.smedbergs.us/wordpress-atom10/tags/0.6/wp-atom10-comments.php

Fixed in FF 2.0.0.1, btw. text/plain sniffing in Mozilla dates from this bug:

https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=220807

1.120 <bzbarsky at mit.edu> 2004-01-07 19:56
Work around misconfiguration in default Apache installs that makes it claim all
sorts of stuff as text/plain.

http://bonsai.mozilla.org/cvsblame.cgi?file=mozilla/uriloader/base/nsURILoader.cpp&rev=1.120#289

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Robert Sayre
Received on Wednesday, 6 December 2006 08:32:01 UTC

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