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

Julian Reschke julian.reschke at gmx.de
Wed Sep 8 08:05:33 PDT 2010

On 07.09.2010 22:00, Boris Zbarsky wrote:
> ...
>> * If a file in a top-level browsing context is sniffed as video but
>> then some kind of error is returned before the video plays the first
>> frame, fall back to allowing the user to download it, or whatever the
>> usual action would be if no sniffing had occurred.
> This might be pretty difficult to implement, since the video decoder
> might consume arbitrary amounts of data before saying that there was an
> error.
> ...

It's not that hard if it's acceptable to restart the network request 
(just do it again, with a flag not-to-sniff).

Best regards, Julian

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