[whatwg] Style sheet loading and parsing (over HTTP)

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Fri May 25 02:48:23 PDT 2007

On Fri, 25 May 2007, Gervase Markham wrote:
> Although I also mention my story as a general counterpoint to the "Well, 
> obviously the browser should Do The Right Thing if the Content-Type is 
> wrong" viewpoint. Content sniffing can have security consequences.

Yes, content-sniffing capable of privilege escalation is dangerous. I 
don't think the HTML5 sniffing algorithm can ever do that, but let me know 
if you find a way in which it can.

(<img> element sniffing is under-defined right now, I need to define "a 
valid image" to not include SVG unless it has a privileged MIME type. But 
that's the only hole I know of.)

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