[whatwg] [mimesniff] Review requested on MIME Sniffing Standard

Philip Jägenstedt philipj at opera.com
Tue Nov 13 02:35:03 PST 2012

On Tue, 13 Nov 2012 01:12:53 +0100, Ian Hickson <ian at hixie.ch> wrote:

> On Mon, 12 Nov 2012, Gordon P. Hemsley wrote:
>> In that case, I need to know which you think you might want for HTML and
>> which you know you won't. (I don't know of any other specs reliant on
>> mimesniff.)
> We may one day need a set of rules to sniff for a media resource (e.g.
> audio/wave vs video/webm), but whether we'll need this is as yet unclear
> (some browser vendors want to sniff, others don't).

Opera has implemented the mimesniff spec and is using it for media  
resources, so I'd appreciate if this stayed in the spec even if not all  
browser vendors want to do the same.

Philip Jägenstedt
Core Developer
Opera Software

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