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

From: Adam Barth <w3c@adambarth.com>
Date: Wed, 3 Mar 2010 19:13:54 -0800
Message-ID: <5c4444771003031913ocd37d12pc5f2eb5d18f1ac3c@mail.gmail.com>
To: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Cc: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>, Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>, HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
On Wed, Mar 3, 2010 at 7:03 PM, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com> wrote:
> 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>.

Thanks for the pointer.  I had forgotten that bug somehow.  Sorry for the noise.

Adam
Received on Thursday, 4 March 2010 03:14:47 UTC

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