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Re: [XHR] responseType "json"

From: Jarred Nicholls <jarred@sencha.com>
Date: Mon, 12 Dec 2011 08:12:57 -0500
Message-ID: <CANufG2Pn0VxfjLdQVRzk5YRA0T1ZoCHJhj3wAJbZayfCXseDAg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Cc: public-webapps@w3.org
On Mon, Dec 12, 2011 at 5:37 AM, Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com> wrote:

> On Sun, 11 Dec 2011 15:44:58 +0100, Jarred Nicholls <jarred@sencha.com>
> wrote:
>> I understand that's how you spec'ed it, but it's not how it's implemented
>> in IE nor WebKit for legacy purposes - which is what I meant in the above
>> statement.
> What do you mean legacy purposes? responseType is a new feature. And we
> added it in this way in part because of feedback from the WebKit community
> that did not want to keep the raw data around.

I wasn't talking about responseType, I was referring to the pair of
responseText and responseXML being accessible together since the dawn of
time.  I don't know why WebKit and IE didn't take the opportunity to use
responseType and kill that behavior; don't ask me, I wasn't responsible for
it ;)

> In the thread where we discussed adding it the person working on it for
> WebKit did seem to plan on implementing it per the specification:
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/**Public/public-webapps/**
> 2010OctDec/thread.html#msg799<http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-webapps/2010OctDec/thread.html#msg799>

Clearly not - shame, because now I'm trying to clean up the mess.

>  In WebKit and IE <=9, a responseType of "", "text",
>> or "document" means access to both responseXML and responseText.  I don't
>> know what IE10's behavior is yet.
> IE8 could not have supported this feature and for IE9 I could not find any
> documentation. Are you sure they implemented it?

I'm not positive if they did to be honest - I haven't found it documented

> Given that Gecko does the right thing and Opera will too (next major
> release I believe) I do not really see any reason to change the
> specification.

I started an initiative to bring XHR in WebKit up-to-spec (see
https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=54162) and got a lot of push back.
 All I'm asking is that if I run into push back again, that I can send them
your way ;)

> --
> Anne van Kesteren
> http://annevankesteren.nl/


Jarred Nicholls, Senior Software Architect
Received on Monday, 12 December 2011 13:13:59 UTC

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