[whatwg] [mimesniff] Treating application/octet-stream as unknown for sniffing

Boris Zbarsky bzbarsky at MIT.EDU
Thu Nov 29 10:22:37 PST 2012

On 11/29/12 1:11 PM, Gordon P. Hemsley wrote:
> So... are there any additional places where "application/octet-stream"
> should be treated as if the media type was undefined? Or is this
> conversation moot now?

To my knowledge, the only places in the web platform that special-case 
application/octet-stream like this are media and <object>... And for 
<object> I believe it falls back to @type, not to data sniffing, but 
it's been a while.


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