[whatwg] [mimesniff] Sniffing archives

Adam Barth w3c at adambarth.com
Tue Dec 4 08:07:48 PST 2012

On Mon, Dec 3, 2012 at 11:59 PM, Julian Reschke <julian.reschke at gmx.de> wrote:
> On 2012-12-04 08:40, Adam Barth wrote:
>> On Mon, Dec 3, 2012 at 12:39 PM, Julian Reschke <julian.reschke at gmx.de>
>> wrote:
>>> 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?
>> They might otherwise be treated as a type that can be displayed
>> (rather than downloaded).  Also, some user agents treat downloads of
> Do you have an example for that case?
>> ZIP archives differently than other sorts of download (e.g., they
>> might offer to unzip them).
> Out of curiosity: which?



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