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Re: Synchronous XMLHttpRequest and events

From: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
Date: Fri, 13 May 2011 16:21:22 -0400
Message-ID: <4DCD92C2.8040405@mit.edu>
To: public-webapps@w3.org
On 5/13/11 4:07 PM, Jonas Sicking wrote:
> It *does* however call for a readystatechange event to be fired in
> response to the call to .open. Even if the request being started is a
> synchronous one.
>
> What is the use case for this event? It seems pretty useless and
> inconsistent to me.

I believe web pages depend on this to some extent; the fact that Gecko 
used to not fire it caused all sorts of compat issues.  See 
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=313646

-Boris
Received on Friday, 13 May 2011 20:21:51 GMT

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