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Subject DO NOT REPLY [Bug 13986] - remove default MIME-type
Date Wed, 05 Feb 2003 17:06:37 GMT
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remove default MIME-type





------- Additional Comments From bzbarsky@mit.edu  2003-02-05 17:06 -------
> What about the thousands of browsers out there? How do they work without getting
> a content type? I don't know, are there any infos available?

Well...

1)  _With_ a content type all versions of Netscape, opera up through 6 (have not
    tested 7), Konqueror of all versions I have tried, Mozilla, lynx, links, w3m
    will unconditionally honor the header.  The only browser I have found that
    does not is IE.  I have been unable to test mac-only browsers such as
    omniweb or icab.
2)  Ebay does not send a content type.  I consider this a bug in ebay, but this
    means that every browser has _some_ type detection already -- not rendering
    ebay is not an option for a browser that actually wants to be used.
3)  What's the worst thing a browser could do without a content type?  Assume a
    default type of some sort?

In any case, there is a discussion I'm trying to start on the mailing list on
the topic, and indeed a lot of this would belong better there.

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