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

From: Karl Dubost <karl@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 4 Jul 2008 10:25:00 +0900
Cc: "'Daniel Stenberg'" <daniel@haxx.se>, "'HTTP Working Group'" <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>, <public-html@w3.org>
Message-Id: <7350EC98-87DD-428E-A96E-FC3ACAA8593F@w3.org>
To: Justin James <j_james@mindspring.com>

Le 4 juil. 2008 à 01:04, Justin James a écrit :
> If browser vendors didn't create browsers
> that accepted any semi-reasonable slop served out, then the Web  
> would still
> just be TBL […]

Statement which can't be proved.

> It doesn't break anything, and it extends the protocol in a way that  
> does not cause any problems to existing stuff, and it will only be  
> used by a small fraction of people.

Sniffing content causes issues, for example when you want to serve an  
HTML file with text/plain on *purpose*.  Use case: insert the source  
code of an html document with object or iframe sent as text/plain.

Karl Dubost - W3C
Be Strict To Be Cool
Received on Friday, 4 July 2008 01:25:38 UTC

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