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Re: First Public WD of XMLHttpRequest released

From: Jim Ley <jim@jibbering.com>
Date: Wed, 5 Apr 2006 23:32:45 +0100
Message-ID: <005d01c65900$dcaa7af0$6400a8c0@Snufkin>
To: "Public Web API" <public-webapi@w3.org>

"Jonas Sicking" <jonas@sicking.cc>
> Jim Ley wrote:
>> "UAs MAY set the Accept-Charset and Accept-Encoding headers and MUST NOT 
>> allow them to be overridden. "
>>
>> No motivation has been provided for the above restriction - I have a use 
>> case in accessibility repair tools where the error is only in a 
>> particular encoding, I want to be able to recreate the request that gives 
>> that encoding, thus I need to be able to change Q-values.
>
> I think the motivation was that the UA should never claim to support a 
> charset that it does not in fact support, since the UA is the one that 
> deals with charsets before passing on anything to the script. Maybe it 
> would be enough to say that SetHeader MUST not be allowed to expand on the 
> header, but is allow to reduce it.

Makes sense to me!

Jim.
Received on Wednesday, 5 April 2006 22:34:02 GMT

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