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Re: [xhr] statusText is underdefined

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Thu, 29 Mar 2012 09:00:57 +0200
Message-ID: <4F7408A9.20503@gmx.de>
To: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
CC: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>, public-webapps@w3.org
On 2012-03-28 10:57, Boris Zbarsky wrote:
> On 3/28/12 2:48 AM, Anne van Kesteren wrote:
>> Wow, "inflating" is what the specification currently requires for header
>> fields, for what it's worth.
>
> Yes, Gecko has different behavior here for the status text and for
> header fields. I have no idea whether that's on purpose; I suspect it's
> mostly historical accident.
>
> -Boris

FWIW, when we discussed this years ago in HTTPbis, we found that certain 
servers indeed send localized reason phrases, and I believe we saw at 
least one example of ISO-8859-1.

Anyway. This is an edge case of an edge case. "Inflating" IMHO is good 
enough.

It would be much more interesting to fix other problems, like resetting 
a header field value, or the topic of field value encoding.

Best regards, Julian
Received on Thursday, 29 March 2012 07:01:34 GMT

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