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Re: Comments on XMLHttpRequest -- From CDF WG Review

From: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Date: Tue, 25 Sep 2007 03:07:20 -0700
Cc: public-webapi@w3.org, CDF WG <member-cdf@w3.org>
Message-Id: <C862E6C3-887F-4937-915A-1B155FC306F4@apple.com>
To: Steve K Speicher <sspeiche@us.ibm.com>


On Sep 25, 2007, at 2:29 AM, Steve K Speicher wrote:

>
> These comments are regarding the 18-June-2007 XMLHttpRequest WD [1]  
> and a
> bit delayed but hopefully still useful.
>
> 1) #conformance for "Comforming user agent", it states:
> "If the user agent does not support XML (including support for  
> namespaces)
>
> the XML response entity body must (always) be null."
>
> Is this stating that a server responding to an XMLHttpRequest load or
> such, must know if the user agent supports XML (including support for
> namespaces) and respond with null or is it up to the conforming user  
> agent
>
> to decide if it supports XML and whether to always sets the response  
> to
> null?

The latter. The client determines whether the cient-side has XML  
support and acts accordingly.

>
> 2) #dependencies for "DOM", "Window", "HTTP":
> I find the phrasing of: "must support some version of DOM Events and  
> DOM
> Core " to be very confusing.  Then there is a reference (normative?)  
> to
> DOM3 Core and Events.  So the "some version" really DOM Level 3 or  
> is DOM
> Level 0 ok, as it is *some verson* of DOM?

The lowest level of DOM Events would be 2, The lowest for DOM Core  
would be 1. In practice, DOM 2 Core may be the practical minimum.

Regards,
Maciej
Received on Tuesday, 25 September 2007 10:07:54 UTC

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