Re: NEW ISSUE: content sniffing

On Wed, Apr 1, 2009 at 7:48 PM, Adam Barth <> wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 1, 2009 at 4:45 PM, Mark Baker <> wrote:
>> Right.  The information you're talking about is irrelevant to most
>> non-browser HTTP agents and so doesn't belong in the HTTP
>> specification.
> It's relevant to any HTTP user agent that wishes to interoperate with
> existing Web content.  For example, Imageshop (described earlier in
> this thread) is not a browser but is interested in knowing when its
> users expect an HTTP response to be treated as an image.

Yes, of course.  I'm trying to emphasize to you that the Web is a lot
larger than just those clients and servers exchanging HTML,
Javascript, and JPGs.  If that weren't the case, I would agree with
you that HTTP should be updated.


Received on Thursday, 2 April 2009 00:09:25 UTC