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Re: Of Authoritative Metadata and Content-Type

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Mon, 17 Apr 2006 23:45:44 +0200
Message-ID: <44440C88.6030403@gmx.de>
To: Norman Walsh <Norman.Walsh@Sun.COM>
CC: www-tag@w3.org

Norman Walsh wrote:
> I noticed this the other day:
> 
>   http://ln.hixie.ch/?start=1144794177&count=1
> 
> Ian observes
> 
>      Browsers and other user agents largely ignore the HTTP
>      Content-Type header, relying on undefined sniffing heuristics to
>      determine what the content of a page really is.
> 
> and provides a very useful set of test data. However, I find his
> conclusion
> ...

Hm.

My understanding was that even Microsoft has stopped doing content 
sniffing, starting with IE 6 SP2.

Best regards, Julian
Received on Monday, 17 April 2006 21:48:02 GMT

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