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Re: [XHR] (Late) LC Comments

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Mon, 20 Oct 2008 16:48:58 +0200
Message-ID: <48FC9A5A.30108@gmx.de>
To: Geoffrey Sneddon <foolistbar@googlemail.com>
CC: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>, public-webapps@w3.org

Geoffrey Sneddon wrote:
 > ...
> I think that we should have this in XHR. Basic summary is that Firefox 
> and Safari default to 200/OK; Opera defaults to 0/"" (but does not throw 
> INVALID_STATE_ERR); IE is inconsistent and sometimes gives 200/OK or 
> -1/some-random-value-from-the-HTTP-response. I think we should probably 
> just spec in XHR that 200/OK should be returned when there is no 
> status-code/reason-phrase.
> 
> We're fairly close to interoperability (as IE already sometimes does 
> it), and nothing matches the spec currently at all, I think it should be 
> put in XHR and not wait until my HTTP parsing spec, and waiting to see 
> if anyone will actually implement that.
> ...

An HTTP/1.1 response that does not contain a status line is invalid. 
Please do not specify behavior that requires treating broken responses 
as ok.

Speaking of which: do you have reliable data about why this would be 
desirable?

BR, Julian
Received on Monday, 20 October 2008 14:49:43 GMT

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