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Re: [xhr] responseType for sync requests in window context

From: Mark Callow <callow_mark@hicorp.co.jp>
Date: Fri, 27 Jan 2012 14:04:04 +0900
Message-ID: <4F223044.9000403@hicorp.co.jp>
To: public-webapps@w3.org
Trying again. The first attempt seems to have been dropped somehow.
Sorry if it ends up being a duplicate.

On 27/01/2012 12:47, Mark Callow wrote:
>
> I do not think you should be in the business of brute-forcing authors
> into converting their applications to use async XHRs. As far as I
> understand it, it is the application's UI that may be unresponsive
> during a sync XHR. In that case it should be the app. authors choice
> which to use. If it is the browser's UI, that is a bug in the browser.
>
> Since this change principally affects WebGL app's it would have been
> nice of someone to have mentioned this change in the public-webgl
> mailing list while it was still at the proposal stage.
>
> For the record the change has broken all our WebGL applications.
> Forcing us to jump through the hoops of using async XHRs is going to
> have zero impact on the user experience in our case because the 3D
> itself is the UI. Until its loaded there is nothing the user can do.
>
> If sync XHRs are so bad, why to they exist?
>
> Regards
>
>     -Mark
>
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