[whatwg] <video> application/octet-stream

Nils Dagsson Moskopp nils-dagsson-moskopp at dieweltistgarnichtso.net
Wed Jul 21 06:43:39 PDT 2010

Mike Shaver <mike.shaver at gmail.com> schrieb am Wed, 21 Jul 2010
09:15:18 -0400:

> 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?

This whole situation concerns MIME types that do not match the content.
But you are right, "based on" was wrong. Should have been "after

> My
> understanding, from this thread and elsewhere, is that video formats
> are reliably sniffable,

I do not wish to dispute that.

> and furthermore that the appropriate MIME type
> for ogg-with-VP8 vs ogg-with-theora isn't clear (or possibly even
> extant).

According to RFC4281 <http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc4281.txt>,there
is an optional "codecs" parameter for container file formats.

> It seems like reliance on MIME type will result in more of
> the guessing-and-stupid-switches than sniffing.

Because they still might be wrong?

Nils Dagsson Moskopp // erlehmann
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