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Re: The XMLHttpRequest Object comments

From: Jon Ferraiolo <jferrai@us.ibm.com>
Date: Mon, 7 May 2007 16:43:12 -0700
To: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Cc: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>, Innovimax SARL <innovimax@gmail.com>, public-webapi@w3.org
Message-ID: <OF910223EC.3CE50F6F-ON882572D4.0081E08D-882572D4.00824C92@us.ibm.com>

Maybe it's OK for the XHR spec itself to not require XML support, but
instead have other higher-level document format specs such as HTML5 and/or
some future version of SVG require that implementations support not only
XHR but also XML over XHR. Within the XHR spec itself, perhaps there could
be an informative comment that indicates that there is an expectation that,
when used with languages such as HTML or SVG, XML support would be


             Maciej Stachowiak                                             
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                                       Anne van Kesteren                   
             05/07/2007 04:16          <annevk@opera.com>,                 
             PM                        public-webapi@w3.org                
                                       Re: The XMLHttpRequest Object       

On May 7, 2007, at 3:11 PM, Innovimax SARL wrote:

> I agree that it seems strange to have an "XML"HttpRequest that does
> not support XML at all !!

I don't necessarily agree with that, I can see that non-XML UAs may
still want to support it only for transmitting text. But I think
there should be a conformance class that does include the XML
support, even if the baseline conforming implementation doesn't.


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