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Re: <Further LC Followup from IE> RE: Potential bugs identified in XHR LC Test Suite

From: Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>
Date: Thu, 12 Jun 2008 11:19:37 -0700
Message-ID: <485168B9.1020806@sicking.cc>
To: Sunava Dutta <sunavad@windows.microsoft.com>
CC: Web API public <public-webapi@w3.org>, IE8 Core AJAX SWAT Team <ieajax@microsoft.com>, "public-webapps@w3.org" <public-webapps@w3.org>

> _http://tc.labs.opera.com/apis/XMLHttpRequest/responseXML/001.htm_
> The test is expecting us to return NULL in case open() has not been 
> called.  We throw an exception in IE.   Id pre fer if the spec says 
> **MUST return null OR an exception** otherwise I fear sites today will 
> be broken.

How would that help sites that expect an exception, since it would still 
be conforming for the UA to return null? If anything, your proposal 
seems to make it harder for sites to code against the spec.

/ Jonas
Received on Thursday, 12 June 2008 18:23:17 UTC

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