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Re: XMLHttpRequest: Why list HTTP method names

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Date: Mon, 16 Oct 2006 23:57:36 +0200
To: "Robin Berjon" <robin.berjon@expway.fr>
Cc: "Web APIs WG (public)" <public-webapi@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.thjbaaid64w2qv@id-c0020.wanadoo.nl>

On Mon, 16 Oct 2006 18:30:37 +0200, Robin Berjon <robin.berjon@expway.fr>  
wrote:
>> It's not the job of the XMLHttpRequest specification to guarantee  
>> interoperability on HTTP level features, imho. Anyway, as indicated,  
>> this is likely to be tested in the testsuite.
>
> If you can't guarantee that at least a core set of methods will work,  
> the API is simply useless.

Exactly why we require all methods to be supported and list a few of them  
explicitly. Anyway, that still doesn't guarentee a particular method will  
be supported in a particular implementation. Same for any other feature  
mentioned in the draft.


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Anne van Kesteren
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