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Re: comments on draft-barth-mime-sniffing

From: David Singer <singer@apple.com>
Date: Fri, 19 Jun 2009 09:31:35 -0700
Message-Id: <p0624088ac6616d552383@[]>
To: robert@ocallahan.org
Cc: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>, Adam Barth <w3c@adambarth.com>, Shane McCarron <shane@aptest.com>, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>, Larry Masinter <masinter@adobe.com>, "ietf-http-wg@w3.org" <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>, public-html@w3.org
At 15:33  +1200 19/06/09, Robert O'Callahan wrote:
>On Fri, Jun 19, 2009 at 12:08 PM, David Singer 
><<mailto:singer@apple.com>singer@apple.com> wrote:
>But I may well be able to re-author my HTML but completely unable to 
>influence my hosting provider to provide the correct MIME types.  I 
>don't want users trapped into using the old because we've made the 
>new inaccessible to them.
>Out of all the things video hosting providers have to do, sending 
>correct Content-Types seems like one of the smaller ones.
>I would like to see how big a problem this turns out to be before we 
>embrace sniffing.

we seem to have come full circle here. what we're saying is that our 
experience with the plugin content is that it's non-trivial (in 
excess of 10%).  Whether the service providers would have fixed it if 
we *didn't* provide sniffing, I don't know, but they seem remarkably 
resistant to pressure...
David Singer
Multimedia Standards, Apple Inc.
Received on Friday, 19 June 2009 16:34:07 UTC

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