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Re: The XMLHttpRequest Object comments

From: Innovimax SARL <innovimax@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 8 May 2007 00:11:38 +0200
Message-ID: <546c6c1c0705071511g32f06d83na19ec5a232c344e@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Maciej Stachowiak" <mjs@apple.com>
Cc: "Anne van Kesteren" <annevk@opera.com>, public-webapi@w3.org
I agree that it seems strange to have an "XML"HttpRequest that does not
support XML at all !!


On 5/7/07, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com> wrote:
>
>
> On May 7, 2007, at 10:59 AM, Anne van Kesteren wrote:
>
> >
> > On Mon, 07 May 2007 19:38:15 +0200, Innovimax SARL
> > <innovimax@gmail.com> wrote:
> >>>> Does it mean a conformant implementation could support NO
> >>>> version of
> >>>> XML?
> >>>
> >>> Yes, in theory.
> >>
> >> Isn't there any possibility to put it other way such that at least
> >> one
> >> version must be supported ?
> >
> > I'm not sure how that would be an advantage for people using
> > wanting to implement this API in some obscure language. At some
> > point when we get responseBody this will become a relatively simple
> > API to do HTTP stuff with. I don't think we should mandate XML
> > support for that. It makes sense to support it though, hence it
> > already is a "SHOULD" for fostering interoperability.
>
> Can we define a conformance class for implementations that support
> XML parsing, so that we can have MUST-level requirements and a test
> suite for that conformance class? This seems better to me than a SHOULD.
>
> Regards,
> Maciej
>
>


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