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

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Thu, 20 Apr 2006 23:55:37 +0200
Message-ID: <44480359.6000708@gmx.de>
To: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
CC: "Web APIs WG (public)" <public-webapi@w3.org>

Anne van Kesteren wrote:
> On Thu, 20 Apr 2006 23:38:56 +0200, Julian Reschke 
> <julian.reschke@gmx.de> wrote:
>> In the end, we want to have these clients/libraries fixed, right?
> I guess that's the question. Is it sensible to implement it as 
> case-sensitive knowing that you probably break content? (Such as the 
> examples in the specification...) Should we specify that methods MUST be 
> treated as case-sensitive knowing that we will than never exit CR state 
> given the way it has been implemented and will stay implemented because 
> of the content that's out there? Those type of questions...

I think a clear signal should be sent to implementors that they should 
get things right.

Right now, an XHR implementation uppercasing method names probably is 
harmless, as (IMHO) all HTTP method names defined in IETF specs indeed 
use uppercase letters.

On the other hand, an implementation that isn't able to transmit any 
legal method name that already *is* uppercase clearly is broken, and the 
spec should say that. Otherwise XHR by definition is useless for 
anything that does beyond GET/PUT/POST/DELETE & friends.

Best regards, Julian

(who wants to be able to implement WebDAV client functionality using XHR)
Received on Thursday, 20 April 2006 21:57:44 UTC

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