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Re: What is Microsoft's intent with XDR vis-à-vis W3C? [Was: Re: IE Team's Proposal for Cross Site Requests]

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Wed, 26 Mar 2008 15:16:01 -0700
To: Travis Leithead <travil@windows.microsoft.com>
Message-Id: <6C40FC11-2CEE-4C77-951E-46AA16ACD482@hixie.ch>
Cc: "Web API WG (public)" <public-webapi@w3.org>, "public-appformats@w3.org" <public-appformats@w3.org>

On Mar 26, 2008, at 14:36, Travis Leithead  
<travil@windows.microsoft.com> wrote:

>> I strongly object to the Web API working group adopting a proprietary
>> solution developed by one vendor with no external consultation,  
>> when the
>> group has already spent several man-years' worth of time on a
>> technologically superior, safer, and more comprehensive solution  
>> that has
>> as much implementation experience and significantly more authoring
>> experience, based on extending existing APIs instead of arbitarily
>> introducing new, incompatible APIs.
> I don't see how introducing a new object is 'incompatible'. It seems  
> to have the same degree of 'compatibility' as introducing new APIs  
> on the XHR object.

The XHR2 proposal isn't a new API. It's the same API for same-domain  
as cross-domain requests.

Ian Hickson
Received on Wednesday, 26 March 2008 22:16:46 UTC

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