Hixie: Content-Type Is Dead


I think it may be time to retire the Content-Type header, putting to sleep the myth that it is in any way authoritative, and instead have well-defined content-sniffing rules for Web content.

The problem is that too many web servers are administered by incompetents, which in turn led all the major browser and aggregator developers to assume that all web servers are administered by incompetents. (Via Mark Pilgrim.)

Wednesday, 12 April 2006