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Re: PROPOSAL: content sniffing [#155]

From: Jamie Lokier <jamie@shareable.org>
Date: Sun, 12 Apr 2009 20:05:33 +0100
To: Brian Smith <brian@briansmith.org>
Cc: 'Julian Reschke' <julian.reschke@gmx.de>, 'HTTP Working Group' <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20090412190533.GF4394@shareable.org>
Brian Smith wrote:
> Somebody can write a HTTP primer or an annotated version of the spec for
> implementers that need more exposition. I think there is a need for such a
> document anyway, because many people care about how web browsers and other
> kinds of UAs diverge from or subset the specification. Such a document would
> be an excellent place to describe content sniffing and its pros and cons,
> for example.

And because many people read the existing spec and implement it wrong
either by accident or because they're not sure which parts are really
important, and they're not going to do it all.  Really, they do.

-- Jamie
Received on Sunday, 12 April 2009 19:06:09 UTC

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