[whatwg] several messages about content sniffing in HTML

Boris Zbarsky bzbarsky at MIT.EDU
Fri Feb 29 09:05:24 PST 2008

Geoffrey Sneddon wrote:
> Content-Type: XML
> Content-Type: text/XML
> Using the first would break badly. I guess it seems to work because of 
> content-type sniffing on an unknown (and invalid) header

Or because the header parser uses the first header that actually looks like a 
valid content-type (e.g. contains a '/').  Specifying this _is_ needed.


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