Re: [apps-discuss] content inspection in absence of media type, was: APPSDIR review of draft-ietf-httpbis-p2-semantics-24

On 2013-10-30 09:51, "Martin J. Dürst" wrote:
> I have to say that I don't consider this sentence to be useless.
> As far as I remember, there are other specs (mail?) that say that
> text/plain is the default. So some implementers may be used to this, and
> apply it to http, too.
> Also, while every natural language text has to assume that the reader
> uses a certain amount of rational thinking, specs are usually written
> with a somewhat reduced expectation in that respect, not because the
> average reader is particularly dumb, but because the consequences of
> interpreting something wrong are different than the consequences of
> getting something wrong when e.g. reading a novel.
> So I don't see any reason for not keeping that sentence. Even if it
> doesn't help, it definitely doesn't hurt.

So what exactly does it mean in *practice* to treat something as 
"arbitrary data". What do you expect a browser to do in that case?

Best regards, Julian

Received on Wednesday, 30 October 2013 09:48:32 UTC