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Re: setRequestHeader / Accept

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Date: Mon, 26 May 2008 13:45:01 +0200
To: "Julian Reschke" <julian.reschke@gmx.de>, "Maciej Stachowiak" <mjs@apple.com>
Cc: "Laurens Holst" <lholst@students.cs.uu.nl>, public-webapi@w3.org
Message-ID: <op.ubrexbni64w2qv@annevk-t60.oslo.opera.com>

On Mon, 26 May 2008 13:09:02 +0200, Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>  
> Maciej Stachowiak wrote:
>>> But if it doesn't, it shouldn't do anything that a non-null argument  
>>> would do.
>>  Why not? In nearly every JS API that takes a string, the JS value null  
>> is either treated the same as the empty string, or the same as the  
>> string "null".
> That may be true for JavaScript, but not for other programming languages.
> Imposing a JS-ish API on an interface that should work for more than JS  
> seems to be a bad idea to me.

Other programming languages can pick a much better API for HTTP requests.  
I added "It is the ECMAScript HTTP API." to the introduction.

Anne van Kesteren
Received on Monday, 26 May 2008 11:46:51 UTC

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