[whatwg] MIME Sniffing spec - http://mimesniff.spec.whatwg.org/

Anne van Kesteren annevk at opera.com
Sat Oct 22 01:11:32 PDT 2011

On Sat, 22 Oct 2011 17:09:21 +0900, Daniel Glazman  
<daniel.glazman at disruptive-innovations.com> wrote:
> Le 21/10/11 22:19, Adam Barth a écrit :
>> Thanks.  Fixed.
> Speaking of that document, I notice section 4 forces the presence of a  
> whitespace after the semi-colon preceeding the parameter, eg:
>    text/plain; charset=iso-8859-1
> This is wrong. Nothing in the MIME or the HTTP specs says such a
> whitespace is mandatory. Whitespace is explicitely forbidden between
> type and subtype, between parameter-name and parameter-value, but that's
> all. AFAIC, |text/plain;charset=iso-8859-1| is perfectly valid and
> |text/plain   ;     charset=iso-8859-1| is perfectly valid too.

We do not want to sniff text/plain more than strictly necessary.

Anne van Kesteren

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