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Re: comments on draft-barth-mime-sniffing

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Tue, 30 Jun 2009 21:40:51 +0000 (UTC)
To: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
Cc: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>, robert@ocallahan.org, David Singer <singer@apple.com>, "ietf-http-wg@w3.org" <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>, public-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0906302138500.1053@hixie.dreamhostps.com>
On Tue, 30 Jun 2009, Boris Zbarsky wrote:
> Ian Hickson 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>.
> > 
> > This doesn't appear to be the case with the way the spec is phrased now. Can
> > you confirm that this problem is now fixed?
> I would be glad to, if I could find the right things to read.  The HTML5 draft
> has MIME sniffing removed and replaced with the [MIMESNIFF] reference (not
> defined anywhere that I can see).

The MIME sniffing section should hopefully be irrelevant in this case; 
does the video section refer to it somehow? If so I should fix that.

> Or is the relevant text somewhere in the
> http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/multipage/video.html#concept-media-load-resource
> section?

That is the relevant algorith, yes; specifically the second and third 
cases in the first set of cases in the list in step 3.

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