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592111984[Gecko] [Internet Explorer] [Opera] [Webkit] revert r5836 per http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2011Mar/0002.html2011-03-01 00:18
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--- source	(revision 5920)
+++ source	(revision 5921)
@@ -27837,6 +27837,22 @@
   not support, for example because it doesn't recognize the container
   type, or it doesn't support the listed codecs.</p>
 
+  <p>The <span>MIME type</span>
+  "<code>application/octet-stream</code>" with no parameters is never
+  <span>a type that the user agent knows it cannot render</span>. User
+  agents must treat that type as equivalent to the lack of any
+  explicit <span title="Content-Type">Content-Type metadata</span>
+  when it is used to label a potential <span>media
+  resource</span>.</p>
+
+  <p class="note">In the absence of a <!-- pretty crazy -->
+  specification to the contrary, the <span>MIME type</span>
+  "<code>application/octet-stream</code>" when used <em>with</em>
+  parameters, e.g.
+  "<code>application/octet-stream;codecs=theora</code>", <em>is</em>
+  <span>a type that the user agent knows it cannot render</span>,
+  since that parameter is not defined for that type.</p>
+
   <dl class="domintro">
 
    <dt><var title="">media</var> . <code title="dom-navigator-canPlayType">canPlayType</code>(<var title="">type</var>)</dt>
@@ -27856,7 +27872,8 @@
   <p>The <dfn title="dom-navigator-canPlayType"><code>canPlayType(<var
   title="">type</var>)</code></dfn> method must return the empty
   string if <var title="">type</var> is <span>a type that the user
-  agent knows it cannot render</span>; it must return "<code
+  agent knows it cannot render</span> or is the type
+  "<code>application/octet-stream</code>"; it must return "<code
   title="">probably</code>" if the user agent is confident that the
   type represents a <span>media resource</span> that it can render if
   used in with this <code>audio</code> or <code>video</code> element;
@@ -28548,6 +28565,14 @@
      to network errors, causing the user agent to give up trying to
      fetch the resource</dt>
 
+     <dt>If the <span>media resource</span> is found to have <span
+     title="Content-Type">Content-Type metadata</span> that, when
+     parsed as a <span>MIME type</span> (including any codecs
+     described by the <code title="">codecs</code> parameter, if the
+     parameter is defined for that type), represents <span>a type that
+     the user agent knows it cannot render</span> (even if the actual
+     <span>media data</span> is in a supported format)</dt>
+
      <dt>If the <span>media data</span> can be fetched but is found by
      inspection to be in an unsupported format, or can otherwise not
      be rendered at all</dt>

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