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Re: [XHR] Need to define the behavior when the Window the XHR is created from does not have an associated document

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@annevk.nl>
Date: Fri, 14 Dec 2012 21:46:36 +0100
Message-ID: <CADnb78geuRD-FMM6g6TLFdFFotXcaFNjYcVfj8h6tb5oq1REzw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Cc: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@mit.edu>, Jungkee Song <jungkee.song@samsung.com>, public-webapps@w3.org
On Fri, Dec 14, 2012 at 9:38 PM, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> wrote:
> Windows themselves don't "point" anywhere. There's a variety of
> relationships from Window objects to Document objects (and vice versa).
> What's the precise text or script you're asking about?

http://xhr.spec.whatwg.org/#dom-xmlhttprequest is the specification.
It defines that XHR's document is set to the document associated with
the global object of XHR's interface object when the constructor is
invoked. A piece of code was given by bz:

window.onload = function() {
  var x = new XMLHttpRequest; // what document?

This document is later used by the open() method of XHR, which also
checks it's fully active and throws an exception otherwise.

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