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

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Tue, 07 Apr 2009 10:34:49 +0200
Message-ID: <49DB1029.3000501@gmx.de>
To: Adam Barth <w3c@adambarth.com>
CC: Lisa Dusseault <lisa.dusseault@messagingarchitects.com>, HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Adam Barth wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 7, 2009 at 12:57 AM, Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de> wrote:
>> Adam Barth wrote:
>>> Honestly?  Undocumented, numerical registry keys are hardly a user
>>> interface.  By contrast, I can override the charset encoding in Safari
>>> (which is the browser I happen to have in front of me) by selecting
>>> "Text Encoding" from the View menu.
>> It is badly documented, yes. But it is a user override.
> I disagree, but I'm not sure what the point of this discussion is.  Is
> there something specific you're advocating we change in the spec?

No. I was just replying to your statement that UAs do not offer user 
overrides for this.

IE does, although badly documented. It would be nice if other UAs did it 
better, instead of not doing it at all.

BR, Julian
Received on Tuesday, 7 April 2009 08:35:41 UTC

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