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[Bug 7744] Is sniffing required?

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Date: Mon, 28 Sep 2009 16:21:59 +0000
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Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de> changed:

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--- Comment #2 from Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>  2009-09-28 16:21:58 ---
Are you referring to the end of
<http://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-abarth-mime-sniff-01#section-1>?

I agree that this makes it optional, but I think both HTML5 and MIMESNIFF could
be clearer about that. For instance, the abstract says:

   Many web servers supply incorrect Content-Type headers with their
   HTTP responses.  In order to be compatible with these servers, user
   agents must consider the content of HTTP responses as well as the
   Content-Type header when determining the effective media type of the
   response.  This document describes an algorithm for determining the
   effective media type of HTTP responses that balances security and
   compatibility considerations.

Note the "must consider the content". That doesn't sound optional at all.


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