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Re: [XHR] Redirects

From: Nathan <nathan@webr3.org>
Date: Fri, 13 Aug 2010 14:13:04 +0100
Message-ID: <4C6544E0.8080808@webr3.org>
To: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
CC: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>, public-webapps@w3.org, Joćo Eiras <joao.eiras@gmail.com>
Julian Reschke wrote:
> On 13.08.2010 00:03, Anne van Kesteren wrote:
>> ...
>>> For instance, a redirectCount property, default value would be
>>> something like Infinity (the user agent could then cap the maximum
>>> amount of redirects), and setting it to 0 would prevent any redirect,
>>> and setting to something greater than 0 would then limit the redirect
>>> chain to that number.
>>> If the last http request was 302 and the redirection prevented, then
>>> the 302 status code and the last response headers would be returned by
>>> the XHR obj.
>>
>> What is the use case?
>> ...
> 
> Some that come to mind quickly:
> 
> - Depending on the redirect status, you may want to stop accessing the 
> original URI.
> 
> - Depending on the method, you may want to confirm with the user whether 
> automatically following the redirect is ok.
> 
> - You may want to display the actual URI somewhere in the UI.
> 

and

- You may need to use the URI to perform PUT/DELETE operations

- You may need the URI to resolve relative references within response 
headers or the message-body
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