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Re: setRequestHeader / Accept

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Sun, 25 May 2008 18:04:14 +0200
Message-ID: <48398DFE.6060802@gmx.de>
To: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
CC: Laurens Holst <lholst@students.cs.uu.nl>, public-webapi@w3.org

Anne van Kesteren wrote:
> On Sat, 24 May 2008 18:27:47 +0200, Julian Reschke 
> <julian.reschke@gmx.de> wrote:
>> Anne van Kesteren wrote:
>>>  Per the updated specification which uses Web IDL IE and Safari are 
>>> conformant here. (null and undefined are simply stringified.)
>> Not terrible useful, I would say. Is that something we have to live 
>> with because of the IDL definition???
> It matches two implementations and is the default behavior for 
> null/undefined when passed to something that accepts a string.

Apparently existing content does not rely on it (FF gets away with 
implementing something that IMHO makes *much* more sense). So why 
standardize it at all, or, when doing so, select something that doesn't 
make sense in practice?

Or are you claiming that people who set a header to null *really* want 
the specified behaviour?

BR, Julian
Received on Sunday, 25 May 2008 16:05:53 UTC

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