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Re: several messages about content sniffing in HTML

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Sat, 01 Mar 2008 00:56:10 +0100
Message-ID: <47C89B9A.1080801@gmx.de>
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
CC: Geoffrey Sneddon <foolistbar@googlemail.com>, James Graham <jg307@cam.ac.uk>, Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>, Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>, "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>

Ian Hickson wrote:
> ...
> It's only necessary because the HTTP working group refuses to act in a 
> responsible manner and actually specify how to write an interoperable user 
> agent that is both compatible with the Web and handles invalid content. If 
> HTTP defined how to do this, we wouldn't be stuck with defining it 
> ourselves.
> ...

It would be interesting to know how many pages actually have that 
problem; chat on IRC indicates it is below 1/1000.

It seems to me you're doing overspecification for edge cases here.

BR, Julian
Received on Friday, 29 February 2008 23:56:32 UTC

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