Re: comments on draft-barth-mime-sniffing

At 15:33  +1200 19/06/09, Robert O'Callahan wrote:
>On Fri, Jun 19, 2009 at 12:08 PM, David Singer 
><<>> 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