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Re: XMLHttpRequest: Why list HTTP method names

From: Robin Berjon <robin@berjon.com>
Date: Tue, 17 Oct 2006 16:41:49 +0200
Message-Id: <DD4FA03D-6198-4B42-BD26-219810FF1238@berjon.com>
Cc: "Anne van Kesteren" <annevk@opera.com>, "Web APIs WG (public)" <public-webapi@w3.org>
To: Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>

On Oct 17, 2006, at 15:23, Mark Baker wrote:
> Common practice with HTTP is what declares what methods are in use at
> any given time.

If common practice were enough, the spec in its entirety would be  
useless. There's lots of common XHR practice. Besides, the Web's a  
big place. A lot of people use, say, PROPFIND many times a day (often  
without knowing it), others have never heard of it. I don't think I'm  
making any manner of radical statement if I say that you don't build  
interoperability on hand-waving towards "common practice",  
implementers' "common sense", or other such mythical animals.

Robin Berjon - http://berjon.com/
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