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Re: comments on draft-barth-mime-sniffing

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Tue, 30 Jun 2009 23:52:53 +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.4.62.0906302352320.1053@hixie.dreamhostps.com>
On Tue, 30 Jun 2009, Boris Zbarsky wrote:
> Note that Gecko, at least, sniffs all HTTP responses without a 
> Content-Type header, and after that treats them all effectively as 
> metadata-provided.  It sounds like doing that is fundamentally 
> incompatible with this specification, though, unless we teach our 
> sniffer to recognize video/audio types by data, not just by extension...

Generally I would encourage you to sniff based on data and not extension 
for anything sent over HTTP anyway.

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