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Re: Recent spec change to XMLHttpRequest default Content-Type

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Date: Fri, 15 Jun 2007 09:24:32 +0200
To: "Carsten Orthbandt" <carsten@pixeltamer.net>
Cc: "Web API WG (public)" <public-webapi@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.ttyb66nx64w2qv@annevk-t60.oslo.opera.com>

On Fri, 15 Jun 2007 07:58:30 +0200, Carsten Orthbandt  
<carsten@pixeltamer.net> wrote:
> Executive summary:
>
> The current specs clearly say that XMLHttpRequest responses without a
> Content-Type header are to be treated as text/plain, not XML. There's
> a change underway that says that such content should be treated as XML.
> I think this is not a good idea.

We have to deal with reality. This change was made to the specification  
because UA implementors already populate responseXML with a parsed  
document if the response does not include a Content-Type header and said  
they could not remove that. If you can convince UA implementors to not  
populate responseXML for responses without a Content-Type header please  
report back and I'll update the specification.


> [...]


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