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Re: The XMLHttpRequest Object comments

From: Stewart Brodie <stewart.brodie@antplc.com>
Date: Tue, 8 May 2007 10:49:17 +0100
To: public-webapi@w3.org
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Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org> wrote:

> On Tuesday, May 8, 2007, 12:11:38 AM, Innovimax wrote:
> IS> I agree that it seems strange to have an "XML"HttpRequest that
> IS> does not support XML at all !!
> I agree that an XHR with no XML support does not make sense. Which
> means XML must be supported. On the other hand, that does not mean
> that XML is the only content that can be transported with it.

I do not agree that it does not make sense - this is a generic mechanism for
accessing URIs.  Requiring simple textual data to be transmitted and
received as XML would be a huge burden on embedded clients, for example.

I don't see why HTTP is mandatory either, to be honest, although I accept
that that's what most scripts will use it for.

Stewart Brodie
Software Engineer
ANT Software Limited
Received on Tuesday, 8 May 2007 09:48:48 UTC

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