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Re: [xhr2] HTTP methods (was: Re: [xhr2] PATCH support)

From: Mark Nottingham <mnot@yahoo-inc.com>
Date: Mon, 8 Oct 2007 12:52:18 +1000
Message-Id: <1BB5CA73-58A1-42D5-A1E2-6E38CF58A533@yahoo-inc.com>
Cc: "Web API WG (public)" <public-webapi@w3.org>
To: "Anne van Kesteren" <annevk@opera.com>

On 2007/10/04, at 6:48 AM, Anne van Kesteren wrote:

> On Wed, 05 Sep 2007 00:20:53 +0200, Mark Nottingham <mnot@yahoo- 
> inc.com> wrote:
>> Well, if we get our act together in the HTTP-WG, hopefully you'll  
>> have a registry to refer to.
> Would this registry deal with dangerous methods such as TRACE or  
> CONNECT that can not be supported in an XMLHttpRequest  
> implementation? Or would these methods need to be called out in the  
> XMLHttpRequest specification or something?

"Dangerous" is very much application-specific; what's dangerous to  
XHR is completely irrelevant to, for example, a proxy. So, no.

> How does this registry help with arbitrary HTTP methods?

Don't think it does.

> I would very much like to solve the inconsistencies around HTTP  
> method support for XMLHttpRequest level 2.

As would I.

Mark Nottingham       mnot@yahoo-inc.com
Received on Monday, 8 October 2007 02:54:42 UTC

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