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From: Dave J Woolley <DJW@bts.co.uk>
Date: Wed, 1 Dec 1999 12:32:06 -0000
Message-ID: <81E4A2BC03CED111845100104B62AFB53F3EB7@stagecoach.bts.co.uk>
To: www-html@w3.org
> From:	Daniel Hiester [SMTP:alatus@earthlink.net]
> MSIE does it by file extension, I believe...
	MSIE uses a number of heuristics.  E.g. text
	data that starts <html> is HTML regardless.

	I think the basic heuristic is that commercial
	web server users are unlikely to have configured
	the meta data correctly, hence using content and
	filetype heuristics, and client side processing
	of HTML META elements.
Received on Wednesday, 1 December 1999 07:34:50 UTC

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