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Re: [XHR] Handle All Status Codes

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Fri, 21 Sep 2007 20:01:07 +0200
Message-ID: <46F406E3.7080705@gmx.de>
To: Martin Kail <m.kail@sbcglobal.net>
CC: public-webapi@w3.org

Martin Kail wrote:
> 
> I'm sure 1000 people have said this before me, but here it is again to 
> show we really want this feature.
> 
> I think the XMLHttpRequest object should handle all status codes during 
> a GET, POST or PUT requests.  More specifically, redirects codes (30x) 
> should be set and the "onreadystatechange" event should be fired.  I 
> don't see any problem with transparent redirects, not everyone cares if 
> a request gets redirected.  However, if someone checks the status code 
> during the onreadystatechange event and it returns a 30x value they 
> should be able to abort the request.

RFC2616 forbids automatically following redirects on unsafe methods.

Best regards, Julian
Received on Friday, 21 September 2007 18:01:22 UTC

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