[whatwg] Appcache feedback (various threads)

Patrick Mueller pmuellr at muellerware.org
Fri Aug 13 06:02:01 PDT 2010

On 8/12/10 6:29 PM, Ian Hickson wrote:

> On Thu, 29 Jul 2010, Anne van Kesteren wrote:
>> XML would be much too complex for what is needed. We could possibly
>> remove the media type check and resort to using the "CACHE MANIFEST"
>> identifier (i.e. "sniffing"), but the HTTP gods will get angry.
> Yeah, that's pretty much the way it is.

Although I haven't personally had a problem dealing with the 
content-type requirement, I have heard from at least one other colleague 
who did; their server was harder to configure.

I had assumed the reason for having the specific text/cache-manifest 
content type was to force people to "opt-in" to support, instead of 
being able to just read a random URL and having it interpreted, perhaps 
maliciously, as a manifest.

If that's not a concern, then I'd like to understand the ramifications 
of getting the HTTP angry gods angry by ignoring the content-type.

Patrick Mueller - http://muellerware.org

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