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Re: XHR: restrictions on request headers

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Wed, 12 Apr 2006 01:55:41 +0200
Message-ID: <443C41FD.3020206@gmx.de>
To: Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>
CC: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>, Web APIs WG <public-webapi@w3.org>

Jonas Sicking wrote:
> Julian Reschke wrote:
>> IE's XmlHttpRequest object already supports binary streams, both for 
>> request bodies and for response bodies. If a UA allows that, 
>> restricting headers so that responses are always text or XML doesn't 
>> make sense anymore.
> I don't think this is something that we will support in version 1 since 
> it does not work in any other UA.

...which is a pity, because last time I checked the lack of it in 
Firefox prevented me from writing a really useful WebDAV plugin :-(

But: agreed -- if this is IE only for now, it doesn't belong into the spec.

Best regards, Julian
Received on Tuesday, 11 April 2006 23:58:01 UTC

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