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Re: XMLHttpRequest: Why list HTTP method names

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Wed, 18 Oct 2006 05:37:37 +0000 (UTC)
To: Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>
Cc: "Web APIs WG (public)" <public-webapi@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0610180537250.3588@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>

On Tue, 17 Oct 2006, Mark Baker wrote:
> On 10/17/06, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com> wrote:
> > A minimal set should definitely be stated, otherwise the API spec
> > doesn't guarantee enough to do anything useful and code will
> > inevitably depend on implementation conventions. An implementation
> > that did not support, say, "GET" or "POST" but only did "HEAD" would
> > be useless.
> 
> Of course.  But you don't need a spec to tell you that.

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