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Re: several messages about content sniffing in HTML

From: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
Date: Fri, 29 Feb 2008 11:07:18 -0600
Message-ID: <47C83BC6.7070307@mit.edu>
To: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>, "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>

Julian Reschke wrote:
> Roy pointed out (I think) that Apache's defaults did not change; so it 
> must be some distributor/vendor causing this.


> Where does it stop? Are you planning to add new special cases any time 
> some Linux distro screws things up in a new way?

If everyone does the sniffing in the spec and no other, then pages would get 
fixed and there wouldn't be a problem here.  The issue right now is that some 
UAs do more permissive sniffing than that (e.g. sniffing all text/plain 
responses, period).

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