The security of the API can’t rely on strict validation of the content-type, how is that code supposed to make any sense to the 3rd generation of developers who are tasked to maintain it 5 years from now?
CORS is clearly not designed as a means of access control to ensure the POST request will never be made. Therefore, it is fairly catastrophic that an article prognosticating about how nobody bloody well understands CORS has also gotten it terribly wrong.
What this tells me is that there is probably big money in bug bounties for finding sites which use CORS for access control, and almost certainly are not checking the content-type.
Then again, only with TLS 1.3 do we get rid of RC4!! Except when downgrading to 1.2, 1.1, 1.0, ssl3 (is that even around?)
If you are willing to do SSLv3 the POODLE attack downgrades you and steals one byte of encrypted data per 256 iterations.
If you demand SCSV to defend against this downgrade, every implementation that speaks SCSV also offers a better protocol version than SSLv3 so you won't end up talking SSLv3 anyway, thus you should just not implement SSLv3.
You also shouldn't implement RC4 in 2019. Refuse to connect to peers that only offer RC4 instead.