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Re: XHR LC comments

From: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
Date: Sun, 18 May 2008 15:02:31 -0500
Message-ID: <48308B57.9080801@mit.edu>
To: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
CC: "Web API WG (public)" <public-webapi@w3.org>

Julian Reschke wrote:
>> Since the UA has no idea what sort of XML parser is being used on the 
>> server side, I'm not sure it makes sense to bail on attempts to 
>> serialize such documents.  In particular, if the document _is_ parsed 
>> with a non-namespace-aware XML parser, there is no problem.
> 
> That's true. But it's not what the XHR spec requires:
> 
> "Serialize data into a namespace well-formed XML document and encoded 
> using the encoding given by data.inputEncoding, when not null, or UTF-8 
> otherwise. Or, if this fails because the Document cannot be serialized 
> act as if data  is null." -- 
> <http://dev.w3.org/2006/webapi/XMLHttpRequest/#send>
> 
> So the spec requires silent data loss here, which I think is an 
> extremely bad idea.

Agreed.  I think the spec needs changing to allow this use case, personally...

-Boris
Received on Sunday, 18 May 2008 20:03:18 GMT

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