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Re: XHR header blacklist rationale

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Date: Tue, 27 May 2008 14:58:14 +0200
To: "Julian Reschke" <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Cc: "Sunava Dutta" <sunavad@windows.microsoft.com>, "public-webapi@w3.org" <public-webapi@w3.org>, "Gideon Cohn" <gidco@windows.microsoft.com>, "Ahmed Kamel" <Ahmed.Kamel@microsoft.com>, "Zhenbin Xu" <zhenbinx@windows.microsoft.com>, "Doug Stamper" <dstamper@exchange.microsoft.com>
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On Tue, 27 May 2008 14:32:01 +0200, Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>  
wrote:
> So, why are the headers below on the list?
>
>      * Accept-Charset
>      * Accept-Encoding
>      * Expect
>      * Referer
>      * User-Agent

Because they are better handled by the user agent. Charsets and encodings  
are transparent to the API and the user agent surely knows Referer and  
User-Agent better.


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Anne van Kesteren
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