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Re: XMLHTTPRequest: HTTP 303 response must be visible to caller

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Date: Mon, 16 Oct 2006 00:07:10 +0200
To: "Tim Berners-Lee" <timbl@w3.org>, public-webapi@w3.org
Cc: tabulator@csail.mit.edu
Message-ID: <op.thhg18mv64w2qv@id-c0020.wanadoo.nl>

On Sat, 09 Sep 2006 00:17:10 +0200, Tim Berners-Lee <timbl@w3.org> wrote:
> [...]
> It is also, by the way, very useful to be able to get at the 301 and 302  
> status details, particularly when many URIs redirect to the same thing,  
> which might already have been fetched.

As indicated in the specification a future version will likely provide the  
ability to toggle whether or not to follow redirects.

> There is also a problem with relative URIs in the destination document.  
> They should be parsed relative to the redirected URI (for a 302 Moved at  
> , not the original URI, but the software knows nothing about the  
> redirection.  This must apply also to other redirections.

I'm not sure I understand how this would affect XMLHttpRequest.

Anne van Kesteren
Received on Sunday, 15 October 2006 22:07:47 UTC

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