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Re: [web-audio-api] decodeAudioData should accept a mime-type (#7)

From: Olivier Thereaux <notifications@github.com>
Date: Wed, 11 Sep 2013 07:29:23 -0700
To: WebAudio/web-audio-api <web-audio-api@noreply.github.com>
Message-ID: <WebAudio/web-audio-api/issues/7/24244082@github.com>
> [Original comment](https://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=18510#2) by Marat Tanalin | tanalin.com on W3C Bugzilla. Thu, 09 Aug 2012 23:31:53 GMT

(In reply to [comment #1](#issuecomment-24244075))
> Hi Tony, I'm just trying to get a better idea of why the contentType would be
> needed.  Are there some particular audio formats which can't be correctly
> inferred through "sniffing" the audio data, which is what we're doing today.

Need for guessing when we could know exactly is always a bad idea. Intentional abandoning of [at least optional] ability to specify type of a thing explicitly is a bad idea squared.

Imagine a world where there are neither MIME types nor file extensions at all. Nightmare.

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