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Re: [xmlhttprequest] getResponseHeader() for invalid header

From: Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>
Date: Mon, 10 Mar 2008 16:31:53 -0700
Message-ID: <47D5C4E9.5060301@sicking.cc>
To: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
CC: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>, "Web API WG (public)" <public-webapi@w3.org>

Anne van Kesteren wrote:
> On Sat, 08 Mar 2008 00:06:02 +0100, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com> 
> wrote:
>> On Mar 7, 2008, at 2:59 PM, Anne van Kesteren wrote:
>>> Currently getResponseHeader() returns the empty string for invalid 
>>> header names.  Would people object if I changed that to returning 
>>> null instead (basically making it equivalent to headers not part of 
>>> the response)? Thanks.
>> What do current implementations do for these cases?
> I think three out of four return null for a non-existent header (IE 
> being the exception, iirc). Firefox and an internal version of Opera 
> also return null for invalid headers. (Although for Firefox it seems to 
> differ on based on whether the request has happened already or 
> something...)

I think firefox throws if we haven't received the full response head 
yet. Which I sort of think makes sense since we don't know yet what the 
correct return value is.

/ Jonas
Received on Monday, 10 March 2008 23:32:26 UTC

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