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Re: LCWD comments

From: Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>
Date: Thu, 1 Jul 2010 14:27:55 -0700
Message-ID: <AANLkTimYvkW5ibBs5q3FRqMuQ_Ea5-Vg-EzabJidFOmX@mail.gmail.com>
To: Drew Wilson <atwilson@google.com>
Cc: Krzysztof Maczyński <1981km@gmail.com>, public-webapps@w3.org
2010/7/1 Drew Wilson <atwilson@google.com>:
> On Wed, Jun 30, 2010 at 7:08 PM, Krzysztof Maczyński <1981km@gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> 11. In [c]:
>> > there is no way to override the type. It's always assumed to be
>> > JavaScript.
>> This is a violation of orthogonality for no real benefit.

There is *a lot* of scripts out there. However browsers have never
have enforced a mimetype check for <script> loads, which has resulted
in great many (probably the majority) of these scripts are not server
with a mimetype declaring them to be javascript.

As a result of this, the benefit of ignoring the mimetype is that we
can access the vast body of scripts available on the web.

/ Jonas
Received on Thursday, 1 July 2010 21:35:25 UTC

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