Re: Microsoft's "I mean it" content-type parameter

At 15:43  +0200 3/07/08, Julian Reschke wrote:
>Jamie Lokier wrote:
>>Julian Reschke wrote:
>>>Many more clients to content sniffing, and the HTML5 draft 
>>>suggests it's  the right thing to do...
>>So this whole question can be rephrased thus:
>>    Are there significant numbers of servers out there which are
>>    serving content intended to be rendered as HTML (or other) with
>>    Content-Type: text/plain?
>I fear so, because of Apache httpd's support for defaulting the 
>content type (and the default being text/plain).
>See <>.
>>Also, it might it be invoked by servers which report *no* Content-Type?
>Well, that's totally ok. Servers that do not know the Content-Type 
>of a resource should not guess, which in turn allows the recipient 
>to sniff.

but, as far as I can tell, there is no "unknown" content-type, is there?

David Singer

Received on Thursday, 3 July 2008 16:11:04 UTC