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Re: [whatwg] [mimesniff] Sniffing archives

From: Adam Barth <w3c@adambarth.com>
Date: Mon, 3 Dec 2012 23:40:17 -0800
Message-ID: <CAJE5ia-Gg28pbnHJrPaCfd5soHPPE8mE2LQziyAd9FQb1CRZYA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Cc: whatwg List <whatwg@whatwg.org>, "Gordon P. Hemsley" <gphemsley@gmail.com>
On Mon, Dec 3, 2012 at 12:39 PM, Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de> wrote:
> On 2012-11-29 20:25, Adam Barth wrote:
>> These are supported in Chrome.  That's what causes the download.  From
>
> Can you elaborate about what you mean by "supported"? Chrome sniffs for the
> type, and then offers to download as a result of that sniffing? How is that
> different from not sniffing in the first place?

They might otherwise be treated as a type that can be displayed
(rather than downloaded).  Also, some user agents treat downloads of
ZIP archives differently than other sorts of download (e.g., they
might offer to unzip them).

Adam
Received on Tuesday, 4 December 2012 07:41:48 UTC

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