[whatwg] "Official type" used before definition in spec

Adam Barth whatwg at adambarth.com
Mon Apr 13 08:20:51 PDT 2009

Thanks.  I'll make this change in the next version of draft-abarth-mime-sniff.


On Mon, Apr 13, 2009 at 4:09 AM, Aaron Crane <what at aaroncrane.co.uk> wrote:
> The "Web pages" part of the Content-Type sniffing algorithm[1] has a
> list of steps beginning:
>> 1. If the user agent is configured to strictly obey Content-Type
>>    headers for this resource, then jump to the last step in this set
>>    of steps.
> The last step in that list reads:
>> 8. The sniffed type of the resource is *official type*.
> However, the variable "official type" is defined in step 3, which
> readers have been directed to skip over for the case where the UA is
> configured to strictly obey Content-Type headers for this resource.
> This strikes me as awkward at best.
> I suggest moving the first sentence of step 3 ("Let *official type* be
> the type given by the Content-Type metadata for the resource, ignoring
> parameters.") to a new first step, and rewording the current step 3
> appropriately in the face of that change.
> [1] http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/multipage/infrastructure.html#content-type-sniffing:-web-pages
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> Aaron Crane ** http://aaroncrane.co.uk/

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