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Re: XHR: restrictions on request headers

From: Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>
Date: Wed, 12 Apr 2006 16:16:12 -0700
Message-ID: <443D8A3C.3070108@sicking.cc>
To: Jim Ley <jim@jibbering.com>
Cc: web APIs WG <public-webapi@w3.org>

Jim Ley wrote:
> "Jonas Sicking" <jonas@sicking.cc>
>> Though the usecase for Accept-Charset seems fairly weak. Why couldn't 
>> the author simply filter responseText?
> How would an author do that?  Or do you mean the ASCII use case, and not 
> might accessibility tool use case?

The only use case I've heard so far is the ability to request a 
pure-ascii response. Or I guess more generally requesting an encoding 
that only contains a specific subset of the unicode map. However I'm not 
sure what value this gives over simply looping over responseText and 
testing if all chars are in the desired subset.

/ Jonas
Received on Wednesday, 12 April 2006 23:16:32 UTC

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