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Re: XMLHttpRequest: Why list HTTP method names

From: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Date: Wed, 18 Oct 2006 07:29:41 -0700
Message-Id: <3E397957-ABA1-4969-8194-A24ABF58162E@apple.com>
Cc: "Web APIs WG (public)" <public-webapi@w3.org>
To: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>

On Oct 18, 2006, at 12:29 AM, Anne van Kesteren wrote:

> On Wed, 18 Oct 2006 04:35:41 +0200, 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. It is simply a question of what the minimum set  
>> should be. I think GET, POST, PUT, DELETE and HEAD is a reasonable  
>> choice.
> Then we agree, good! (That's what's in the editor's draft now.)

Yes, I'm agreeing with your comment earlier. I disagree with those  
who think there should be no required minimum at all.

Received on Wednesday, 18 October 2006 14:30:09 UTC

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