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Re: XHR LC comments

From: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
Date: Sun, 18 May 2008 19:18:24 -0500
Message-ID: <4830C750.3010907@mit.edu>
To: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
CC: "Web API WG (public)" <public-webapi@w3.org>

Bjoern Hoehrmann wrote:
> Being able to send wf-but-ns-illformed documents would not make much
> sense if you couldn't also read them back in

Which you can, with a non-NS-aware XML parser.

> and the odds that some
> wf-but-ns-illformed has been created deliberately for use with XHR
> as opposed to being created due to some mistake, seem too low to make
> supporting this worthwhile.

The problem is that figuring out whether a DOM fragment can usefully be 
serialized as a ns-wellformed string is a bit of a pain.  I have no faith in the 
spec being interoperably implemented as written.

Received on Monday, 19 May 2008 00:19:19 UTC

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