W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > public-webapi@w3.org > September 2007

Re: [XHR2] XMLHttpRequest and progress events

From: Charles McCathieNevile <chaals@opera.com>
Date: Fri, 28 Sep 2007 15:17:46 +1000
To: "Anne van Kesteren" <annevk@opera.com>, "Maciej Stachowiak" <mjs@apple.com>
Cc: "Web API WG (public)" <public-webapi@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.tzcjr8xgwxe0ny@widsith.local>

On Thu, 02 Aug 2007 23:20:14 +1000, Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>  
wrote:

> On Sun, 29 Jul 2007 03:04:14 +0200, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
>>> ...Can someone explain to me how the user agent knows how much content  
>>> it already has uploaded?
>>
>> It would need the network layer to tell it.
>
> Any suggestions on how to describe this in the specification?

Why does it need to be in the specification?

But if the UA doesn't know how much it has uploaded, is there a problem?  
The progress spec doesn't actually give any clues about what to do in that  
case (except not give a progress event if you have no idea that you made  
progress, which is implicit rather than stated). Should it say something  
else?

>>> Should we dispatch a loadstart event on that object as well even  
>>> though it will be at the same moment it is dispatched on the  
>>> XMLHttpRequest object? When to dispatch the progress events and abort,  
>>> error, etc?
>>
>> Don't know the answers to these, but I think it would be helpful to get  
>> a complete set of events for an upload, in other words, the same set  
>> you'd get for the corresponding download.
>
> I suppose that makes sense. I suppose abort would be dispatched when  
> abort() is invoked and data is still being uploaded or when the user  
> aborts the upload while data is being uploaded. error would be  
> dispatched because of some network error and load would be dispatched  
> whenever the "network layer" (however we're going to translate that into  
> specification terminology) says it's done.

Makes sense to me too.

cheers

Chaals

-- 
   Charles McCathieNevile, Opera Software: Standards Group
   hablo español  -  je parle français  -  jeg lærer norsk
chaals@opera.com   http://snapshot.opera.com - Kestrel (9.5α1)
Received on Friday, 28 September 2007 05:18:08 GMT

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.2.0+W3C-0.50 : Tuesday, 8 January 2008 14:18:58 GMT