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Re: Revisiting Authoritative Metadata (was: The failure of Appendix C as a transition technique)

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Tue, 26 Feb 2013 12:04:29 +0100
Message-ID: <512C96BD.5030900@gmx.de>
To: Robin Berjon <robin@w3.org>
CC: David Sheets <kosmo.zb@gmail.com>, Larry Masinter <masinter@adobe.com>, Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>, "www-tag@w3.org List" <www-tag@w3.org>
On 2013-02-25 13:25, Robin Berjon wrote:
> ...
> Right. But that information gets lost when you save the payload. People
> don't go about saving HTTP messages to disk, they save the payload. What
> one cares about transmitting most of the time is the payload, not the
> message. The message is just a by-product of the fact that you want to
> use this protocol.
> ...

Actually, the information is *not* lost, it's usually converted into 
what the operating system uses to store type information. Most of the 
time, file extensions, but there were OSs around that actually stored 
the media type.

Also, once the file is *opened*, again, it's usually *not* sniffed.

Best regards, Julian
Received on Tuesday, 26 February 2013 11:04:59 UTC

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