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From Joshua Slive <>
Subject Re: Update of FAQ entry on mime type detection in browsers
Date Thu, 03 Aug 2000 19:47:44 GMT
Sure.  The way I had it written initially was wrong, however, because I
was saying that IE's behaviour was wrong BOTH in the text/plain and
application/octet-stream case.  I now believe (correct me if I am wrong)
that IE is correct to try to guess content type in the
application/octet-stream case.  However, you are right that doing so for
text/plain is plain wrong.  I started to write up the FAQ entry explaining
the difference between the two cases, then I figured I would just be
confusing people, so I shortened it down to what I submitted.

I've attached a new patch which makes it a little more clear that IE is
incorrect in its behavior towards text/plain.

Joshua Slive
Phone: (604) 822-1871

On Thu, 3 Aug 2000, Marc Slemko wrote:

> On Wed, 2 Aug 2000, Joshua Slive wrote:
> > These changes just provide slightly more accurate information about
> > browser mime type detection.  (I was being a little too negative
> > towards Microsoft when I originally wrote this.)  The same diff should
> > work against the 2.0 tree.
> I think this should still be explicit about the fact that IE's behaviour
> is broken and violates the specs.

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