[whatwg] Sanctity of MIME types

Sam Ruby rubys at intertwingly.net
Tue Dec 5 17:13:18 PST 2006

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

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