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Re: Approved TAG finding: Authoritative Metadata

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Wed, 09 Aug 2006 10:45:22 +0200
Message-ID: <44D9A0A2.9010501@gmx.de>
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
CC: W3C TAG <www-tag@w3.org>

Ian Hickson schrieb:
> On Tue, 8 Aug 2006, Roy T. Fielding wrote:
>> On Aug 8, 2006, at 6:14 PM, Ian Hickson wrote:
>>> This isn't because of lazyness. This is because ANY BROWSER THAT ACTUALLY
>>> TRIES TO IMPLEMENT THESE THINGS WOULD LOSE ALL MARKET SHARE.
>> No, that's total speculation.  None of them have even tried to implement 
>> a configuration option for identifying incorrect content types as an 
>> error, let alone deployed it in the market.
> 
> Actually, they have (and I've been directly involved with their 
> development, usually in a QA capacity). They never make it past the beta 
> release stage because the vendors get so many bug reports and complaints 
> about sites breaking -- critically important sites like cnn.com, 
> slashdot.org, hotmail.com, myspace.com -- that they have to revert to the 
> sniffing behaviour.
> ...

I would love to have access to a browser that signals to me when it 
reverted to content sniffing. Why not make it an "opt-in" behavior for 
now, so that at least content developers find out when their resources 
are misconfigured?

Best regards, Julian
Received on Wednesday, 9 August 2006 08:45:30 GMT

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