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XMLHttpRequest Level 2 Update

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Date: Mon, 26 Nov 2007 12:15:24 +0100
To: "Web API WG (public)" <public-webapi@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.t2eb7ykb64w2qv@annevk-t60.oslo.opera.com>


Please ignore the earlier e-mail.

I updated the XMLHttpRequest Level 2 editor's draft to use the algorithms
of the latest Access Control for Cross-site Requests editor's draft (so  
convenient to edit both). I also resolved all outstanding issues apart  
 from writing an introduction and defining what it means to dispatch a  
progress event as I'm waiting for the Progress Events specification to  
make that more clear. I also synchronized a lot of the language with  
XMLHttpRequest Level 1. The new features of XMLHttpRequest Level 2 are as  

  * Cross-site requests
  * Better HTML support
  * overrideMimeType()
  * Support for ECMAScript 4 ByteArray
  * Progress events for uploading and downloading

Each feature can be implemented independently on top of an existing  
XMLHttpRequest implementation. In fact, this already happened for several  
features. The goal is of course that implementations support all of them  
in the foreseeable future (and get their XMLHttpRequest Level 1 basic  
stuff consistent too!).

I suggest we publish a FPWD as soon as possible.

Kind regards,

Anne van Kesteren
Received on Monday, 26 November 2007 11:15:13 UTC

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