Re: NEW ISSUE: content sniffing

On Tue, Mar 31, 2009 at 7:13 AM, Mark Baker <> wrote:
> Obviously that kind of sniffing is widespread amoungst one class of
> agent, and I'm all for documenting how it works, but IMO that has no
> place in the protocol specification, save perhaps for an informative
> note that it happens and a pointer to the algorithm.

When different user agents use different sniffing algorithms, content
authors pay a large cost, both in terms of compatibility and in terms
of security.  For user agents that wish to perform sniffing, I think
we'd be doing the Web a service by specifying which algorithm they
should use.


Received on Tuesday, 31 March 2009 19:38:08 UTC