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Re: XMLHttpRequest: URI argument for the open() method

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Date: Sat, 14 Oct 2006 19:55:10 +0200
To: "Brad Fults" <bfults@gmail.com>
Cc: "Web APIs WG (public)" <public-webapi@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.thfap8wg64w2qv@id-c0020.wanadoo.nl>

On Sat, 14 Oct 2006 19:47:50 +0200, Brad Fults <bfults@gmail.com> wrote:
> I fail to see where the conformance requirements for the url parameter
> are specified anywhere within the above quoted text.

Well, the user agent requirements are clear imho. I suppose we could have  
some author requirements in there as well.

> [...]
> Not to be absurd, but as the referenced draft [1] currently stands, an
> implementor could allow only RFC 2616 URL strings specified in reverse
> order (e.g. "/moc.elgoog.www//:ptth") and it would be completely
> conformant to the XMLHttpRequest specification. This seems
> undesirable.

I don't see how it would be conformant. If it's a valid relative reference  
it would have to be resolved against the base URI (as indicated) and  
otherwise it should throw.

> [...]
> It would seem to me that  support for the HTTP and HTTPS URL schemes
> should be required, leaving room for other schemes as optional.

I'll add that to the issue list. As well as author requirements... Thanks.

> [1] -  
> http://dev.w3.org/cvsweb/~checkout~/2006/webapi/XMLHttpRequest/Overview.html?content-type=text/html;%20charset=utf-8#dfn-open

Anne van Kesteren
Received on Saturday, 14 October 2006 17:55:19 UTC

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