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[Bug 7744] Is sniffing required?

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Date: Tue, 29 Sep 2009 07:34:25 +0000
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Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com> changed:

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--- Comment #3 from Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>  2009-09-29 07:34:24 ---
(In reply to comment #2)
> 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.

I suspect this was an error in draft-abart-mime-sniff - it looks to me like it
inadvertantly used the word "mist" in a non-normative context. The draft
capitalizes RFC2119 keywords when it means them. This should be reported as a
comment on MIMESNIFF.

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