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Re: [XHR] send doesn’t explain what to do when method is GET

From: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
Date: Sun, 09 Dec 2007 11:54:41 -0600
Message-ID: <475C2BE1.6070409@mit.edu>
To: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
CC: public-webapi@w3.org

Julian Reschke wrote:
> It's also inappropriate to require implementations not to send the body 
> when HTTP allows it. So how about staying silent about it?

Let me just recap the start of this thread:

Laurens Holst sent 
<http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-webapi/2007Dec/0008.html>, which 
raises the question of what the XHR spec should specify for cases when data is 
passed to send().  In particular, it wants to explicitly specify the behavior.

I asked:  "Is it conforming for a UA to drop the body for GET requests?" in the 
context of this situation.

Bjoern Hoehrmann answered: "Not as far as I can tell."

That to me implies that the XHR spec is requiring the sending of entity-bodies 
with GET requests.  All I'm asking for is that the spec not make such a requirement.

Received on Sunday, 9 December 2007 17:55:02 UTC

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