Re: Update on issue 155 (Content Sniffing)

On Thu, 30 Jul 2009 13:28:37 +0200, Julian Reschke <> wrote:
> we discussed the issue of content sniffing again during the HTTPbis WG  
> meeting and the general feeling was that we were going to far with the  
> statement:
> "Note that neither the interpretation of the data type of a message nor  
> the behaviors caused by it are defined by HTTP; this potentially  
> includes examination of the content to override any indicated type  
> ("sniffing")."
> The proposal is to remove this altogether.
> See <>
> Feedback appreciated,

This would disallow e.g. the behavior of <img src> or <script src> as exhibited by Web browsers as I understand things. Having said that, notes are typically non-normative so maybe it does not?

Anne van Kesteren

Received on Thursday, 30 July 2009 11:35:07 UTC