[whatwg] <video> application/octet-stream

James Salsman jsalsman at gmail.com
Tue Jul 20 22:03:38 PDT 2010

I would like to speak up for sniffing because I believe in the
robustness principle.  I don't know why people who are capable of
coding hundreds of lines of dense, uncommented javascript can't get
their web servers to declare the correct type of their media files,
but it happens so often that I think sniffing is completely

There aren't too many media types without distinctive headers these
days, so the actual arguments against sniffing are pretty weak, aren't

On Tue, Jul 20, 2010 at 3:28 AM, Philip Jägenstedt <philipj at opera.com> wrote:
> On Tue, 20 Jul 2010 12:00:41 +0200, Chris Double <chris.double at double.co.nz>
> wrote:
>> On Tue, Jul 20, 2010 at 9:48 PM, Philip Jägenstedt <philipj at opera.com>
>> wrote:
>>> I'd like to hear from Mozilla, Google and Apple which of these (or other)
>>> solutions they would find acceptable.
>> You'll probably get different responses depending on who in Mozilla
>> responds. For example, I prefer option (1) and am against content
>> sniffing. Other's at Mozilla disagree I'm sure.
> I'd like to hear from those that will actually make the decision and write
> the code.
> I could go with (1) if Chrome does too.
> --
> Philip Jägenstedt
> Core Developer
> Opera Software

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