[whatwg] <video> application/octet-stream

Mike Shaver mike.shaver at gmail.com
Wed Jul 21 06:15:18 PDT 2010

On Wed, Jul 21, 2010 at 9:10 AM, Nils Dagsson Moskopp
<nils-dagsson-moskopp at dieweltistgarnichtso.net> wrote:
> (clients try to guess based on
> incorrect information and you end up with stupid switches).

Could you be more specific about the incorrect information?  My
understanding, from this thread and elsewhere, is that video formats
are reliably sniffable, and furthermore that the appropriate MIME type
for ogg-with-VP8 vs ogg-with-theora isn't clear (or possibly even
extant).  It seems like reliance on MIME type will result in more of
the guessing-and-stupid-switches than sniffing.


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