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Re: [comment] XMLHttpRequest Object - Address Extensibility

From: Jim Ley <jim@jibbering.com>
Date: Sun, 23 Apr 2006 20:56:31 +0100
Message-ID: <00cd01c66710$1a29ea10$2402a8c0@Snufkin>
To: "Web APIs WG \(public\)" <public-webapi@w3.org>

>  * vendors are not allowed or simply won't implement some other
>    vendors' proprietary extensions. The proposed text does not
>    prohibit that and e.g. ActiveXObject("Microsoft.XMLHTTP") has
>    been implemented in more than just one browser, even though it
>    follows a vendor-name naming convention.

erm, the XmlHttpRequest Object specifically does not follow a vendor-naming 
convention, but does illustrate the problem of having 3 different names for 
ostensibly the same thing.

>    And it is indeed very simple
>    compared to creating the object in all the relevant user agents
>    http://developer.apple.com/internet/webcontent/xmlhttpreq.html

Not an ideal example, as it specifically doesn't support all user agents 
who've implemented the object.

Received on Sunday, 23 April 2006 19:58:29 UTC

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