[whatwg] [mimesniff] Sniffing archives

Julian Reschke julian.reschke at gmx.de
Mon Dec 3 12:39:30 PST 2012

On 2012-11-29 20:25, Adam Barth wrote:
> These are supported in Chrome.  That's what causes the download.  From

Can you elaborate about what you mean by "supported"? Chrome sniffs for 
the type, and then offers to download as a result of that sniffing? How 
is that different from not sniffing in the first place?

> ...your comment, it's not clear to me if you are correctly reverse
> engineering existing user agents.  The techniques we used to create
> this list originally are quite sophisticated and involved a massive
> amount of data [1].  It would be a shame if you destroyed that work
> because you didn't understand it.
> Adam
> [1] http://www.adambarth.com/papers/2009/barth-caballero-song.pdf
> ...

Understood; but on the other hand if there's a chance to simplify things 
than it makes sense to discuss this, even if that would involve changing 
some of the implementations.

Best regards, Julian

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