Re: Content Sniffing impact on HTTPbis - #155


On Thu, Jun 4, 2009 at 2:01 AM, Mark Nottingham <> wrote:
> Revised proposal:
> Replace this text in p3 3.2.1:
>> If and only if the media type is not given by a Content-Type field, the
>> recipient MAY attempt to guess the media type via inspection of its content
>> and/or the name extension(s) of the URI used to identify the resource. If
>> the media type remains unknown, the recipient SHOULD treat it as type
>> "application/octet-stream".
> with
> """
> If the Content-Type field is not present in a message with a body, the
> recipient SHOULD assume that the message was sent with a Content-Type of
> "application/octet-stream".
> Note that neither the interpretation of the data type of a message nor the
> behaviours caused by it are not defined by this specification; this
> potentially includes examination of the content to override the indicated
> type ("sniffing").
> """


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