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Re: Recent spec change to XMLHttpRequest default Content-Type

From: Carsten Orthbandt <carsten@pixeltamer.net>
Date: Fri, 15 Jun 2007 11:17:32 +0200
Message-ID: <4672592C.3040708@pixeltamer.net>
To: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
CC: "Web API WG (public)" <public-webapi@w3.org>

> The specification is still in development. That you considered it stable
> is an error on your side, unfortunately.

Yes. But then there's reality...

Following that argument you could as well completely change the meaning of the
readyState field and expect the rest of the world to happily accept that.

This specification isn't some upfront design that you can wrangle in any way
you like and as long as you like. It is a documentation after the fact. It is
certainly wise to exactly lay down how XMLHttpRequest is supposed to behave.
But introducing serious changes and then pointing at the draft status is just

Carsten Orthbandt

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