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Re: Content Sniffing impact on HTTPbis - #155

From: David Morris <dwm@xpasc.com>
Date: Fri, 12 Jun 2009 16:05:45 -0700 (PDT)
cc: HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.64.0906121557390.18318@egate.xpasc.com>

On Fri, 12 Jun 2009, Ian Hickson wrote:

> I don't mind making this requirement non-normative (since as you say it's
> implicit), but I do think we should explicitly state that file extensions
> don't and mustn't have an effect, since it is so common to use them for
> this exact purpose in clients.

I find it absurd to disallow use of file extensions given that on most 
OSes, there is no other mechanism to annotate content type. And they are 
a common way web servers choose content/type values.

Legislating our result into irrelevance is the likely outcome of dictating 
against common practice without a better commonly available alternative.

David Morris
Received on Friday, 12 June 2009 23:06:23 UTC

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