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

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Mon, 16 Jun 2008 20:49:57 +0000 (UTC)
To: Zhenbin Xu <Zhenbin.Xu@microsoft.com>
Cc: "public-webapps@w3.org" <public-webapps@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0806162049160.6527@hixie.dreamhostps.com>

On Sun, 15 Jun 2008, Zhenbin Xu wrote:
> 
> The issue of return "null or an exception" is simply a compromise here. 
> IE would throw an exception for state violations. Accessing responseXML 
> before open() is a state violation so it would trigger exception. Other 
> browsers may return null in such situation.  In order to accommodate all 
> browsers, the spec would have to be rewritten in some way.

Or the browsers could change, which is how we get interoperability.

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