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

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Fri, 04 Jul 2008 08:23:41 +0200
Message-ID: <486DC1ED.2030002@gmx.de>
To: Adam Barth <w3c@adambarth.com>
CC: Karl Dubost <karl@w3.org>, HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>, HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>

Adam Barth wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 3, 2008 at 11:12 PM, Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de> wrote:
>> Adam Barth wrote:
>>> I recommend the experiment I mentioned, compiling a browser without
>>> content sniffing and actually trying to use the web for a reasonable
>>> amount of time.
>> Or switch it off in the browser, when on IE7:
>> <http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/2005/02/01/364581.aspx#364853>.
> Oh nice, I didn't know about that.  I've attached an (untested) patch
> that I think turns off content sniffing in TOT Firefox for those that
> would like to try this out.

It would be great to have that as an opt-in in FF3 -- it's bad when the 
browser uses content sniffing (or needs to); but it's even worse that 
page authors have no simple way to find out it happened.

BR, Julian
Received on Friday, 4 July 2008 06:24:22 UTC

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