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Re: NEW ISSUE: content sniffing

From: Adam Barth <w3c@adambarth.com>
Date: Wed, 1 Apr 2009 14:55:31 -0700
Message-ID: <7789133a0904011455p2b56b7d9gd51635a3a99c2013@mail.gmail.com>
To: David Morris <dwm@xpasc.com>
Cc: ietf-http-wg@w3.org
On Wed, Apr 1, 2009 at 11:13 AM, David Morris <dwm@xpasc.com> wrote:
> If wonder how long it would take for those major sites to get their act
> together if all major browsers agreed to disable sniffing as of some not too
> distant future date?

It's unlikely that all the browser vendors would agree to this because
the one browser vendor that defects from this pack would garner more
market share by being compatible with more Web sites.  Even if we
could get all the browser vendors to overcome this prisoner's dilemma,
users would simply continue to use older browsers that actually work.

Received on Wednesday, 1 April 2009 21:56:23 UTC

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