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IE8: opt-out mime sniffing

by on Jul.22, 2008, under Other

According to a recent blog entry on msdn  Microsoft has finally decided to fix a very annoying 'feature' of internet explorer. Mime-sniffing.

 It always irritated me that when I specified a content-type for a web page, Internet Explorer would just look at the content and say: "your wrong" and renders the page the way it thinks you intended.
If I give a html page text/plain as content-type I intend to let it show the source, not render it as html because if I wanted that I would have given it text/html as content-type.

At least in IE8 they allow us to disable the mime sniffing by appending ";authoritative=true" to the content-type header. This way it won't hurt other browsers and we are still able to provide the mime type ourselves.

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by on Apr.07, 2005, under Other

I've found an intresting line in the changelog of Raxco PerfectDisk 7.00.042

Corrected a bug in the boot time defragmentation. PerfectDisk records
the current time on shutdown and compares it to the system time at
reboot. On Windows XP, Service Pack 2, the system time at reboot can be
earlier then the system time at shutdown. Raxco was unaware that Microsoft was able to travel back in time.

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