Re: Proposed Design Principles updated

On Apr 3, 2007, at 11:46 PM, David Hyatt wrote:

> On Apr 3, 2007, at 7:19 PM, Elliott Sprehn wrote:
>> Neither of which are standardized behavior so you'd need to use  
>> the attribute for Safari, the viewsource url for Firefox, and what  
>> ever feature was supported in Opera (is it?).
>> What Karl suggests on the other hand is defined behavior as per  
>> the HTTP protocol and the MIME type definition for text/plain.
> We can't turn off content sniffing.  Sites break if we do.  "Don't  
> break the existing Web" trumps all other design considerations.
> dave
> (

Where does this content sniffing happen currently?

I setup a test case with Safari using <object data="test.php"> and  
served that file as text/plain and Safari shows the source.

Can you clarify where this is already happening and what we'd be  

- Elliott

Received on Wednesday, 4 April 2007 04:10:00 UTC