2010 Sep 30, 2:48
A surprisingly readable and delightfully accurate summary of the history of MIME in the web followed by proposed next steps. Sounds like a plan to me! "We need a realistic transition plan from the
unreliable web to the more reliable one. Part of this is to encourage senders (web servers) to mean what they say, and encourage recipients (browsers) to give preference to what the senders are
2009 Sep 30, 5:16
Open source implementation of the mime sniffing standard that fell out of HTML5.
2009 Sep 29, 10:54
How Firefox and IE7&8 perform feed sniffing
2009 Jun 22, 3:12
HTML5's mime-sniffing is getting moved to an IETF doc: "Many web servers supply incorrect Content-Type headers with their HTTP responses. In order to be compatible with these servers, user agents
must consider the content of HTTP responses as well as the Content-Type header when determining the effective media type of the response. This document describes an algorithm for determining the
effective media type of HTTP responses that balances security and compatibility considerations."
2009 Jun 22, 3:09
"Web/browser-security maven and coder Adam Barth has been working on implementing a content sniffer in WebKit, based on a content-sniffing algorithm that was originally specified in the HTML5 draft,
but that's now specified as a separate IETF draft that Adam is editing and that's titled, Content-Type Processing Model."