[whatwg] <video> application/octet-stream

Michael A. Puls II shadow2531 at gmail.com
Thu Jul 22 06:04:45 PDT 2010

On Thu, 22 Jul 2010 09:00:09 -0400, Philip Jägenstedt <philipj at opera.com>  

> On Thu, 22 Jul 2010 14:18:38 +0200, johan <johan at qx.se> wrote:
>> If my web server can't handle mapping from a specific file to mime  
>> type, I can always deal with that through server side scripting, and  
>> instead of providing direct access to "video1.ogg" I'd go through  
>> "video.php?1" and set the headers myself. If I screw up, either through  
>> server side scripting or due to not configuring the web server  
>> correctly, or by choosing a web server that does not provide the  
>> functionality I need, I do not see that as the fault of browser  
>> developers. However, I do find it annoying to have to add a header like  
>> "x-content-type-options: nosniff" to force certain browsers to respect  
>> my choice of mime type.
> I hadn't heard of X-Content-Type-Options before, that certainly looks  
> crazy.
I have:

Header set X-Content-Type-Options "nosniff"

in my .htaccess file. It's to tell IE not to do weird sniffing.


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