Re: comments on draft-barth-mime-sniffing

On Tue, 30 Jun 2009, Boris Zbarsky wrote:
> Which raises an interesting question.  If a <video> points to data that 
> has Content-Type metadata that says it's application/octet-stream.... 
> I'd say that the UA should ignore that and look at the actual data just 
> like it would if the MIME type is not set.

What should canPlayType() say for application/octet-stream? "maybe"? I can 
define application/octet-stream as never being "a type that the user agent 
knows it cannot render", which would give this behaviour and would mean 
that user agents have to sniff.

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