[whatwg] Video with MIME type application/octet-stream
simonp at opera.com
Thu May 20 03:36:36 PDT 2010
On Thu, 20 May 2010 11:55:01 +0200, Robert O'Callahan
<robert at ocallahan.org> wrote:
> I just became aware that application/octet-stream is excluded from being
> type "the user agent knows it cannot render".
> Apparently this was done in response to a bug report:
> Neither the bug report nor the editor's response give any indication why
> this change was made.
This bug report was about application/octet-stream *with parameters*, e.g.
application/octet-stream; codecs="theora, vorbis". The spec had the
requirement about application/octet-stream before that bug report.
> This change means files served with application/octet-stream will make it
> all the way to the step "If the media
> be fetched but is found by inspection to be in an unsupported format
> ...", so implementations have to add support for binary sniffing for all
> types they support. We didn't need this before in Gecko. What was the
> motivation for adding this implementation requirement?
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