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[Bug 7744] Is sniffing required?

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Date: Mon, 08 Feb 2010 18:17:23 +0000
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--- Comment #13 from Larry Masinter <masinter@adobe.com>  2010-02-08 18:17:23 ---
The definition of the HyperText Markup Language should defer all protocol
issues to separate specifications, so no, HTML shouldn't contain a reference to

If there needs to be a browser implementation guide, even the browser
implementation guide should be modularized so that "Resolution of hypertext
references (aka IRIs)" is a separate implementation guide, listing which
schemes should be supported with reference to the scheme implementation guide.

I think the "change proposal" I'd like to see would be to remove all references
to sniffing to a separate spec, maybe I'll integrate this with the URL change
proposal i need to update.

I think if "sniffing" is how HTML browsers are expected to implement the HTTP
scheme, it belongs in the HTTP scheme definition. 

At this point, I'd rather see barth-mime-sniff fixed so that it is actually
acceptable to the HTTP implementing community best represented in HTTP-BIS. The
current mime-sniff document still needs work, in my opinion, which is why i
signed up to review it and propose different wording in 
http://www.w3.org/2001/tag/group/track/actions/386. Might take more than a
couple of days, though.

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