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Subject [Bug 57778] Effect of AddType should be documented in more detail
Date Wed, 22 Apr 2015 18:39:47 GMT

--- Comment #3 from ---
(In reply to Eric Covener from comment #2)
> thanks for the report. I've added a note in trunk and 2.4 about the legacy
> type-as-handler stuff.

Thanks for your work on this matter.

I found the related commit at r1675426:

To be honest, I find the note rather hard to understand, even _with_ a
background of having understood what's going on to some extent prior to
And there is no mention of potential danger / security.

I'd provide a patch if I knew how to put it well.
Quoting a public mail of yours, 

  "If no handler is explicitly set, the content-type is copied over
  as the handler."

put it much more clearly.


 * there is a typo "diretives", 

 * some double quotes may need conversion to """ (not sure) and

 * for "magic" I would use "artificial", instead.

My vote for re-opening, please.

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