[webkit-dev] Harmonizing content sniffing

Adam Barth abarth at webkit.org
Fri Nov 14 14:53:56 PST 2008

Ok.  I'll file a bug report at http://bugreport.apple.com/ with
several things that should be easy to change.  In parallel, we can
investigate moving the sniffing algorithm to WebKit.


On Fri, Nov 14, 2008 at 2:40 PM, Darin Adler <darin at apple.com> wrote:
> On Nov 14, 2008, at 2:32 PM, Adam Barth wrote:
>> One disadvantage of moving the algorithm is that we might make some
>> unintended changes.
> Another disadvantage is that any other Mac OS X libraries or applications
> that rely on the sniffing done by CFNetwork will no longer get the same
> results as WebKit clients.
> Also, I don't think we've established yet if we can turn off the sniffing in
> CFNetwork and keep the other desirable CFNetwork features working. There are
> a number of closely related features, such as the one that determines the
> suggested filename for a download.
> I think the concept of moving the sniffing into WebKit is great if we can
> execute it successfully. I'm worried that it may be difficult to do that in
> the Mac OS X version and the Windows version used by Safari.
>    -- Darin

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