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Re: [whatwg] [mimesniff] Sniffing archives

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Tue, 04 Dec 2012 08:59:31 +0100
Message-ID: <50BDAD63.5050101@gmx.de>
To: Adam Barth <w3c@adambarth.com>
Cc: whatwg List <whatwg@whatwg.org>, "Gordon P. Hemsley" <gphemsley@gmail.com>
On 2012-12-04 08:40, Adam Barth wrote:
> 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

Do you have an example for that case?

> ZIP archives differently than other sorts of download (e.g., they
> might offer to unzip them).

Out of curiosity: which?

Best regards, Julian
Received on Tuesday, 4 December 2012 08:00:24 UTC

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