[whatwg] Zip archives as first-class citizens

Anne van Kesteren annevk at annevk.nl
Thu Aug 29 06:32:22 PDT 2013

On Thu, Aug 29, 2013 at 2:26 PM, Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky at mit.edu> wrote:
> On 8/29/13 9:02 AM, Anne van Kesteren wrote:
>> Using the file extension and no sniffing of any sorts
> Why?

Doing a mixture of sniffing and labeling has not served us very well.
We cannot rely solely on sniffing because of CSS and SVG. We can rely
solely on a standardized mapping table of extension to Content-Type.

(Sniffing can still happen if the endpoint does sniffing of course,
unless we decide to add the no-sniff header here I suppose...)


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