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[whatwg] Proposal: @srctype or @type on <iframe>

From: Gordon P. Hemsley <gphemsley@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 13 Jul 2010 02:53:16 -0400
Message-ID: <AANLkTimo3PWyJxP-Z99QrCl61LHYIudjz9btLZndxWfh@mail.gmail.com>
Nils,

I don't hate the HTTP Content-Type header. In fact, I like it very much.

But this proposal was intended to guide the user agent before they
ever receive the HTTP Content-Type header. ;)

Cheers,
Gordon

On Tue, Jul 13, 2010 at 2:48 AM, Nils Dagsson Moskopp
<nils-dagsson-moskopp at dieweltistgarnichtso.net> wrote:
> "Gordon P. Hemsley" <gphemsley at gmail.com> schrieb am Tue, 13 Jul 2010
> 02:31:19 -0400:
>
>> It should not be assumed that whatever resource included via <iframe>
>> is going to be of type 'text/html' or another easily parsable type.
>> Thus, it could be helpful for the author to give the user agent a
>> hint as to what type of document it is requesting be displayed
>> inline, and allow the user agent to choose not to display the
>> contents of the <iframe> if it feels it cannot support it.
>
> Have you thought of using HTTP Content-Type headers and classic MIME
> type handling to determine compatibility ?
>
>> [?]
>>
>> Now, I'm not a spec implementor by any means, but I am a web author
>> and a web user, so I've been on both sides of this issue. And it
>> doesn't appear that it would be too complicated to extend the
>> existing support of @type.
>
> AFAIK, implementors could use HTTP Content-Type headers for the given
> purpose.
>
>> Thoughts?
>
> Why do you hate HTTP Content-Type headers ? ;)
>
>
> Cheers,
> Nils
>



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