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Re: ISSUE-75: Is method case-sensitive?

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Date: Thu, 20 Apr 2006 22:22:12 +0200
To: "Jonas Sicking" <jonas@sicking.cc>
Cc: "Web APIs WG (public)" <public-webapi@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.s8bpjaap64w2qv@id-c0020.oslo.opera.com>

On Thu, 20 Apr 2006 22:09:32 +0200, Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc> wrote:
> One argument is that it's simply impossible to work around an XHR  
> implementation that changes the casing in a way that the server doesn't  
> expect. For example if the server wants a 'doit' method and the XHR  
> implementation case folds to uppercase, the script author will simply  
> not be able to use that method.
> So in this case I think both mozilla and opera does the wrong thing.

And IE7 does the wrong thing too in having 'head' mean 'head', 'HEAD' >  
'', 'get' -> 'GET', 'post' > 'POST', 'put' > error, 'foo' > error... As  
in, it doesn't support arbitrary method names anymore and does do some  
uppercasing for the methods everyone is using, mostly. (And not for 'put'  

See http://svg.jibbering.com/webapi/2006-04-20.html#T13-55-43 for all the  
funny conversations surrounding the above.

Anne van Kesteren
Received on Thursday, 20 April 2006 20:22:22 UTC

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