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Re: comments on draft-barth-mime-sniffing

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Date: Wed, 17 Jun 2009 10:21:47 +0200
To: "Boris Zbarsky" <bzbarsky@mit.edu>
Cc: "ietf-http-wg@w3.org" <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>, public-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <op.uvntilwy64w2qv@annevk-t60>
On Wed, 17 Jun 2009 10:09:12 +0200, Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@mit.edu> wrote:
> Anne van Kesteren wrote:
>> Per the current rules that would give the same result as a bogus media  
>> type though. I.e. lack of Content-Type does not give you the right to  
>> start sniffing for <video> / <audio>.
> So it's also not possible to deliver <video>/<audio> content over  
> HTTP/0.9, or over other protocols that have no way to deliver a  
> Content-Type header (file:// comes to mind)?

File system works. Content-Type metadata is defined here:


> If that's the case, then it sounds like the rules are badly broken and  
> we should fix them.  If not, then presumably we have some rules on how  
> to treat <audio>/<video> in situations when no MIME type is delivered  
> via the network protocol, and should presumably be applying those rules  
> in all such cases, no?

It seems like a bad idea to me, though I agree that the media type situation is not quite ideal.

Anne van Kesteren
Received on Wednesday, 17 June 2009 08:22:24 UTC

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