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Re: ISSUE-28 (http-mime-override): Content type rules in HTML 5 overlaps with the HTTP specification? [HTML Principles/Requirements]

From: T.V Raman <raman@google.com>
Date: Fri, 25 Jan 2008 14:58:09 -0800
Message-ID: <18330.27009.529941.39976@retriever.corp.google.com>
To: julian.reschke@gmx.de
Cc: bzbarsky@MIT.EDU, public-html@w3.org

having an end-user opt out in the browser is a really important
thing for developers who care to be able fix things before they
publish broken content.

Julian Reschke writes:
 > Boris Zbarsky wrote:
 > > ...
 > >> Speaking of which: can I turn off content sniffing in the FF config?
 > > 
 > > Not at the moment, no.  It wouldn't be too hard to add a preference for 
 > > this, I suppose...  Not sure it's worth it.  What are the use cases?
 > The use case would be to give people a choice between "what the 
 > developers claim is necessary" and "what the currently applicable specs 
 > say".
 > I'd really like to be able to opt-out of content-sniffing -- for 
 > instance, it would make it more likely that I actually find out about 
 > broken content types on my own server.
 > Speaking of which it would be really great if there'd be an (optional) 
 > indication if the server-supplied content type and the sniffed content 
 > type disagree (would a FF extension have the necessary information to do 
 > that?).
 > BR, Julian

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