[whatwg] [mimesniff] Complete MIME type parsing algorithm for section 5

Gordon P. Hemsley gphemsley at gmail.com
Sat May 25 10:26:03 PDT 2013

On Sat, May 25, 2013 at 12:46 PM, Peter Occil <poccil14 at gmail.com> wrote:
> My algorithm skips only SPACE and TAB instead of all whitespace characters
> because it assumes that the field value was already extracted from
> Content-Type according to the HTTP/HTTPbis spec (0x0C, form feed, is never
> considered whitespace in HTTP headers). In particular, it assumes that
> folding whitespace (obs-fold) was replaced with spaces (or the message with
> obs-fold rejected) before the Content-Type value was interpreted.

Thanks for your detailed explanation.

It'll take me a little while to evaluate what you've proposed here,
but in the meantime: Keep in mind that the Content-Type header is not
the only source for a MIME type. This algorithm needs to consider MIME
types from all possible sources.

Gordon P. Hemsley
me at gphemsley.org

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