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[XHR2] FormData for <form>

From: Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>
Date: Tue, 14 Sep 2010 10:46:12 -0700
Message-ID: <AANLkTimSSiKcku-NC27vFTRVh5HiJPk6a1oUOyXKBDG6@mail.gmail.com>
To: Webapps WG <public-webapps@w3.org>
Hi All,

There was some discussions regarding the syntax for generating a
FormData object based on the data in an existing <form>. I had
proposed the following syntax

myformelement.getFormData();

however it was pointed out that the downside with this API is that
it's not clear that a new FormData object is created every time.
Instead the following syntax was proposed:

new FormData(myformelement);

however I don't see this syntax in the new XHR L2 drafts. Is this
merely an oversight or was the omission intentional?

I'm fine with either syntax, but since we're getting close to shipping
Firefox 4, and I'd like to include this functionality (in fact, it's
been shipping for a long time in betas), I'd like to see if how much
consensus the various proposals carried.

/ Jonas
Received on Tuesday, 14 September 2010 17:47:00 GMT

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