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[whatwg] Sanctity of MIME types

From: Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>
Date: Tue, 05 Dec 2006 20:13:18 -0500
Message-ID: <4576192E.1050303@intertwingly.net>
Ian Hickson wrote:
> On Mon, 4 Dec 2006, Sam Ruby wrote:
>> Independent of what the specs say *MUST* happen, I'd like people to 
>> bring up one or more browsers with a URL from this list, and see if the 
>> browser asked them if they wanted to subscribe.  Subscribe is not a 
>> normal feature associated with text/html, which is the Content-Type that 
>> you will find for each.
> Actually, this is what Web Apps 1.0 will require, I just haven't written 
> the sniffing algorithm yet. This is the placeholder section:
>    http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/#navigating
> Note the mention of RSS/Atom in the first red box.

I have a request.  It would be nice if the sniffing algorithm made an 
exception for "text/plain".  Use case:


- Sam Ruby
Received on Tuesday, 5 December 2006 17:13:18 UTC

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