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Re: [XHR2] text/html and responseXML

From: Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>
Date: Sat, 28 Jul 2007 19:35:53 -0700
Message-ID: <46ABFD09.3050604@sicking.cc>
To: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
CC: "Web API WG (public)" <public-webapi@w3.org>

Anne van Kesteren wrote:
> 
> Jonas already mentioned it in another e-mail and this feature was indeed 
> planned (by me 8-)) for XMLHttpRequest level 2. responseText already 
> follows text/html rules for encoding detection etc. but for parsing we 
> probably need to state that it needs to run with support for scripting 
> disabled which affects how <noscript> is parsed etc. I'm wondering if we 
> should do it like that or have scripts not run and parse <noscript> as 
> if scripting was enabled. (I'm not sure whether HTML 5 has an option for 
> the latter, but that's for instance how html5lib currently works.)
> 
> Any opinions on this? Anything else I should pay attention too when 
> adding this feature?

I can't say I feel very strongly about it. But it seems more logical to 
me to parse the contents of <noscript> as if scripts were disabled.

Other things that should be disabled is loading stylesheets (which can 
affect .getComputerStyle and XBL bindings), onclick-like attributes and 
loading of plugins.

This is in reality an issue even in XHR 1 due to XHTML.

/ Jonas
Received on Sunday, 29 July 2007 02:36:59 GMT

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