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Re: [XHR] XMLHttpRequest.send("")

From: Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>
Date: Tue, 10 Apr 2012 15:42:24 -0700
Message-ID: <CA+c2ei-FX37ShfQAjNrSs3yaHuNrrGoiVYNFOY3uvjy9YDHUsg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Glenn Maynard <glenn@zewt.org>
Cc: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>, public-webapps@w3.org
On Tue, Apr 10, 2012 at 3:37 PM, Glenn Maynard <glenn@zewt.org> wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 10, 2012 at 5:21 PM, Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com> wrote:
>>
>> On Wed, 11 Apr 2012 00:08:47 +0200, Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>
>> wrote:
>>>
>>> Is this intentional?
>>>
>>> This does match what Gecko does, but we are willing to change this if
>>> others agree that it's a better behavior.
>>
>>
>> Yes, the idea is that you can transmit both the empty entity body and no
>> entity body. The former will also have a Content-Length header set. Whether
>> it is useful to have both...
>
> I'd find it very surprising if send(getSomeString()) resulted in a different
> Content-Type depending on the length of the string.  A zero-length string is
> still a string.

Is it more surprising than that .send() and .send(hasSomethingToSend()
? getTheThingToSend() : "") sets a Content-Type even when no body is
submitted?

/ Jonas
Received on Tuesday, 10 April 2012 22:43:23 GMT

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