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Re: [XHR] Redirects

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Wed, 01 Sep 2010 14:19:43 +0200
Message-ID: <4C7E44DF.90701@gmx.de>
To: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
CC: Darin Fisher <darin@chromium.org>, WebApps WG <public-webapps@w3.org>
On 01.09.2010 10:16, Anne van Kesteren wrote:
> ...
>> I thought of another reason to want the original XHR object to be
>> responsible for following the redirect: the value of a Location header
>> may be a relative URL. It would be nice if application authors did not
>> have to take care of resolving that manually. (In the case of a
>> cross-origin
>> request, the relative URL should be resolved relative to the URL that was
>> redirected instead of against the Document.) This seems like something
>> that could be easy to mess up.
>
> Yeah, I thought of that. There's location.resolveURL(), but it does not
> take a base URL at the moment. We could add that. Though note that
> relative URLs are forbidden in theory.
> ...

They are in RFC 2616, but not in HTTPbis 
(<http://greenbytes.de/tech/webdav/draft-ietf-httpbis-p2-semantics-11.html#rfc.section.9.4>).

Best regards, Julian
Received on Wednesday, 1 September 2010 12:20:24 GMT

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