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Provisions for canceling XMLHttpRequests

From: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@mit.edu>
Date: Fri, 21 Apr 2006 17:44:03 -0500
Message-ID: <44496033.5060107@mit.edu>
To: "Web APIs WG (public)" <public-webapi@w3.org>

I don't see any provisions for canceling XMLHttpRequests when a user navigates 
away from the page or closes the window.  Should there be some?

And if so, which page or window is relevant in the scenario when one window 
creates and possibly opens an XMLHttpRequest and another sends it?


P.S.  This two-window thing is a constant source of compat issues between the 
Gecko and IE implementations, so it'd be good to have an idea of how it actually 
works in the various browsers....  That's why I keep bringing it up in various 
Received on Friday, 21 April 2006 22:44:12 UTC

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