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

Julian Reschke julian.reschke at gmx.de
Tue Sep 7 03:01:24 PDT 2010

On 07.09.2010 11:51, And Clover wrote:
> On 09/07/2010 03:56 AM, Boris Zbarsky wrote:
>> P.S. Sniffing is harder that you seem to think. It really is...
> Quite. It surprises and saddens me that anyone wants to argue for *more*
> sniffing, and even enshrining it in a web standard.


> Sniffing is a perpetual disaster that, after several security-sensitive
> problems, web browsers have been moving to deprecate/mitigate. If
> browsers want to guess types when no Content-Type is specified(*) then
> fine, but there is no good reason to ignore an explicitly-set type. I
> don't want my `application/octet-stream` file download service to be
> repurposeable as a video player for some other party!

Hmm, that's what "Content-Disposition: attachment" is for...

> ...

Best regards, Julian

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