<span class="gmail_quote">On 5/23/07, <b class="gmail_sendername">gary turner</b> <<a href="mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org">email@example.com</a>> wrote:</span><br><div><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); margin: 0pt 0pt 0pt 0.8ex; padding-left: 1ex;">
Absolutely. Authors and server admins have the responsibility to get<br>things right. What I do not understand is how having a browser follow<br>the rules is detrimental to the user. On the contrary, ignoring the<br>server or meta content-type is harmful. Others have cited examples.
</blockquote><div> </div>It's detrimental to the user when the user is denied content or a stylesheet for the content because a server is misconfigured. There are cases, such as CSS documents and images referenced by CSS documents, where ignoring Content-type is never harmful. in other cases, the harm can be mitigated by the rules in the spec.