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Re: ISSUE-108: Do progress total/loaded measure body content only, or include respose headers etc.?

From: Charles McCathieNevile <chaals@opera.com>
Date: Tue, 24 Apr 2007 06:36:28 +0200
To: "Web APIs WG" <public-webapi@w3.org>
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On Mon, 29 Jan 2007 09:49:25 +0100, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com> wrote:

>> ISSUE-108: Do progress total/loaded measure body content only, or
>> include respose headers etc.?
>>
>> http://www.w3.org/2005/06/tracker/webapi/issues/108
...
>> I think the sense of the group is that we don't include the
>> transaction
>> headers. I wonder if that is the right decision though.
>
> Given the standard UI use case, I think it is right. When you upload
> or download a file, if you're displaying the size in bytes to the
> user, they expect it to end up at the size of the file.

Since we defer to the particular specification to say how to use this, and since progress should be applicable to things like fetching some stupidly big HEAD or a mail message, I think we should let specs taht say to use progress events decide how they do this. 

I propose we put a SHOULD in the section "using this with other specifications" saying that to meet common user expectations, header information should be left out in such cases as downloading a file via HTTP.

Cheers

Chaals

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