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Re: XMLHttpRequest: Why list HTTP method names

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Fri, 13 Oct 2006 11:31:35 +0200
Message-ID: <452F5CF7.9040704@gmx.de>
To: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
CC: "Web APIs WG (public)" <public-webapi@w3.org>, Subbu Allamaraju <subbu.allamaraju@gmail.com>

Anne van Kesteren schrieb:
> On Wed, 11 Oct 2006 15:42:18 +0200, Julian Reschke 
> <julian.reschke@gmx.de> wrote:
>> I'd like to add that one of the reasons for talking about this at all 
>> is to *prevent* people from only supporting GET/HEAD/POST .-)
> We can test the statements in the specification in the testsuite. As 
> mentioned, I don't think it's appropriate for XMLHttpRequest to say 
> which methods have to be supported.

I think it's wise to clarify that in order to support *all* methods, an 
implementation just needs to obey the transmission requirements defined 
in RFC2616 -- which are the *same* for every method (even extensions), 
with exception of HEAD and possibly CONNECT.

What I really don't want to see are implementations restricted to GET 
and POST that don't even get HEAD right.

Best regards, Julian
Received on Friday, 13 October 2006 09:31:49 UTC

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