[whatwg] Video with MIME type application/octet-stream

Silvia Pfeiffer silviapfeiffer1 at gmail.com
Wed Sep 1 19:59:58 PDT 2010

On Thu, Sep 2, 2010 at 12:38 AM, Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky at mit.edu> wrote:

> On 9/1/10 9:13 AM, Brian Campbell wrote:
>> It seems that periodically, web standards bodies decide "this time, if
>> we're strict, people will just get the content right or it won't work" (such
>> as XHTML with XML parsing rules), and invariably, people manage to screw it
>> up anyhow. Sure, when the author tests their page the first time it's fine,
>> but a mistaken lack of quoting in a comments field breaks the whole page.
>> This causes people to migrate to the browsers or technologies that are less
>> strict, and actually show the user what they want to see, rather than just
>> breaking due to something out of the user's control.
> I hasn't actually happened for MIME types in toplevel documents (modulo the
> one known workaround for a common server issue with text/plain).  By and
> large, browsers don't sniff toplevel browsing contexts, and the one browser
> that does has been losing market share.

sureley that's not the reason it's losing market share ;-)

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