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[XMLHttpRequest] update from the editor

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Date: Mon, 07 May 2007 11:09:41 +0200
To: "Web API WG (public)" <public-webapi@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.trx82fib64w2qv@id-c0020.oslo.opera.com>


The latest editor's draft of the XMLHttpRequest can be found here:


In addition there's also a disposition of comments document for the first  
Last Call:


There has also been offlist feedback and I've tried addressing the hundred  
of so outstanding comments the WHATWG version of this specification had.  
Given that there've been quite some changes in response to feedback we  
need to have another Last Call. Here's an overview of the changes:

  * For compatibility reasons the character encoding detection
    for decoding responseText has been changed.

  * text/xsl has been added as a MIME type that causes
    responseXML to return a Document object (if the resource
    can indeed be parsed according to the XML specfications.)
    Again, for compatibility reasons.

  * Five constants have been added to the specification for
    readyState for consistency with other DOM specifications.

  * Most members are now defined as algorithms which makes the
    result of a method more clear (hopefully) and also helped
    me fixing several issues.

  * The setRequestHeader definition has been changed to match
    what Internet Explorer and Safari (WebKit) do. That is, the
    method always appends to an header. No more "magical"
    headers. A future specification might introduce methods to
    inspect already set headers and maybe replace headers as

All other changes have been editorial as far as I can tell. You can view  
more detailed change logs of the specification here:


Please let me know if I missed anything, such as making technical or  
editorial mistakes or failing to add your name to the list of  

Kind regards,

Anne van Kesteren
Received on Monday, 7 May 2007 09:09:54 UTC

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