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Re: ISSUE-104 (sniffing-optional): Chairs Solicit Proposals

From: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2010 19:03:15 -0800
Cc: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>, Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>, HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
Message-id: <1265889A-94A7-4D6B-90EB-AA3AB1E7C053@apple.com>
To: Adam Barth <w3c@adambarth.com>

On Mar 3, 2010, at 6:29 PM, Adam Barth wrote:

> On Wed, Mar 3, 2010 at 8:20 AM, Julian Reschke  
> <julian.reschke@gmx.de> wrote:
>> On 03.03.2010 17:05, Sam Ruby wrote:
>>> "Clarify that mime type sniffing is optional"
>>>
>>> Per the decision policy, at this time the chairs would like to  
>>> solicit
>>> volunteers to write Change Proposals.
>>>
>>> http://www.w3.org/html/wg/tracker/issues/104
>>> http://dev.w3.org/html5/decision-policy/decision-policy.html#escalation
>>>
>>> If no Change Proposals are written by April 5th, 2010 this issue  
>>> will be
>>> closed without prejudice.
>>>
>>> Issue status link:
>>> http://dev.w3.org/html5/status/issue-status.html#ISSUE-104
>>
>> I volunteer to write this CP.
>
> Julian, would you be willing to summarize (e.g., in one sentence) what
> resolution you intend to propose?  I'm happy to update the
> Internet-Draft to make this clearer without needing to go through the
> whole Change Proposal process.

I think Julian wants HTML5 to either say using MIMESNIFF is optional,  
or for to say sniffing is optional in addition to MIMESNIFF saying  
sniffing is optional (not sure which, from past discussion).

There is significant prior discussion in the bug: <http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=7744 
 >.

Regards,
Maciej
Received on Thursday, 4 March 2010 03:03:49 UTC

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