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Re: Questions about draft-abarth-mime-sniff-00

From: Martin J. Dürst <duerst@it.aoyama.ac.jp>
Date: Tue, 07 Apr 2009 10:23:04 +0900
Message-ID: <49DAAAF8.2030205@it.aoyama.ac.jp>
To: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
CC: Adam Barth <w3c@adambarth.com>, Lisa Dusseault <lisa.dusseault@messagingarchitects.com>, HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
On 2009/04/07 5:17, Anne van Kesteren wrote:
> I sort of expect <video src> and <audio src> to do sniffing as well
> (ignoring Content-Type altogether most likely). @font-face ignores
> Content-Type as well because nobody had registered media types for
> fonts. This is context-specific sniffing though.

Just a very small historic detail in this context: Around 1996/1997,
there was an attempt to register a top level media type of font/,
but that failed. I think that contributed to the fact that font
types didn't get registered.

Regards,    Martin.

#-# Martin J. Dürst, Professor, Aoyama Gakuin University
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