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Thread: WebP Causing Controversy In The FreeDesktop.org Camp

  1. #11
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    Quote Originally Posted by rohcQaH View Post
    Exactly.

    Since it's not IANA-registered, FDO can only add image/x-webp. Of course nobody needs that, since google decided to just use image/webp in chrome, and other projects already followed suit.

    The real culprit isn't FDO, but google, who decided to use it without registering. The solution is not to patch yet another project with an inofficial mime type, but for google to finally get the type registered. Unfortunately the bug report doesn't mention whether or not that's in progress.
    Note FDO suggest adding image/webp as an alias. This means it will be recognized by the mimedatabase and if you use any libraries it will treat the two the same. The only thing it won''t do is return it as the canonical mime-type.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rohcQaH View Post
    The real culprit isn't FDO, but google, who decided to use it without registering. The solution is not to patch yet another project with an inofficial mime type, but for google to finally get the type registered. Unfortunately the bug report doesn't mention whether or not that's in progress.
    Exactly: Google has been very negligent about not properly registering that MIME-type; and I really hope they are now busy working on fixing that ASAP.

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