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Re: content-type sniffing, and other topics in WhatWG chat (the purpose of standards, plugins, accessibility, and other topics)

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Tue, 29 Sep 2009 11:33:52 +0200
Message-ID: <4AC1D480.2070306@gmx.de>
To: Larry Masinter <masinter@adobe.com>
CC: "www-tag@w3.org" <www-tag@w3.org>, Lisa Dusseault <lisa.dusseault@gmail.com>, Vint Cerf <vint@google.com>, Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>
Larry Masinter wrote:
> I thought I made some progress on uncovering the justification for 
> content-type sniffing application/postscript, at least for Mac Safari 
> users there is a postscript viewer that does something more useful with 
> sniffed postscript (labeled as text/plain) than it would with text/plain 
> itself or application/octet-stream. 
> The conversation is a little hard to wade through, but suggested reading 
> for other nuggets:
> http://krijnhoetmer.nl/irc-logs/whatwg/20090927
> ...

Related to this: I'd be interested to hear from people looking just at 
the words in HTML5 whether they think content type sniffing is required 
or not.

BR, Julian
Received on Tuesday, 29 September 2009 09:34:37 UTC

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