[whatwg] Sanctity of MIME types

Sam Ruby rubys at intertwingly.net
Wed Dec 6 10:07:05 PST 2006

Robert Sayre wrote:
> On 12/5/06, Sam Ruby <rubys at intertwingly.net> wrote:
>> I have a request.  It would be nice if the sniffing algorithm made an
>> exception for "text/plain".
> It would be nice, but
>> Use case:
>> http://svn.smedbergs.us/wordpress-atom10/tags/0.6/wp-atom10-comments.php
> Fixed in FF, btw. text/plain sniffing in Mozilla dates from this 
> bug:
> https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=220807
> 1.120 <bzbarsky at mit.edu> 2004-01-07 19:56
> Work around misconfiguration in default Apache installs that makes it 
> claim all
> sorts of stuff as text/plain.
> http://bonsai.mozilla.org/cvsblame.cgi?file=mozilla/uriloader/base/nsURILoader.cpp&rev=1.120#289 

How was it fixed?  Both so that Ian's eventual text can be consistent 
with the fix, and for my edification as I would love to be able to 
directly view my test cases again:


- Sam Ruby

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