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Re: Cancel a submission in progress

From: Allan Beaufour <beaufour@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 5 Apr 2006 09:55:29 +0200
Message-ID: <90d6cb0e0604050055o11566ca8wdc43158fdad9643a@mail.gmail.com>
To: sh@defuze.org
Cc: www-forms@w3.org

On 4/4/06, Sylvain Hellegouarch <sh@defuze.org> wrote:
> Allan Beaufour a écrit :
> > On 4/4/06, David Landwehr <david.landwehr@solidapp.com> wrote:
> >
> >> In XForms a submission can be started and then it has to wait for an
> >> error or a failure. Wouldn't it be nice if is was possible to cancel an
> >> submission (e.g. by dispatching an event to the submission element)
> >> which will make the submission stop by dispatching xforms-submit-error?
> >>
> >
> > I think that is a good idea. As you can start a submissions, I guess
> > it makes sense to be able to cancel them too. What should happen if
> > you try to cancel a submission that is not running? NOP I guess?
> >
> >
> I like the idea as well but what would happen on the wire? I mean from
> the HTTP point of view, should the UA close the socket connection?
> If so, how the server should react? We should then instead send a
> specific message to the server that can understand the UA has
> explicitely canceled the submission.

If you just hit the "stop" button in your browser while retrieving or
sending data, what happens? I guess the browser just closed the
connection. "Bad things might happen", but that's an HTTP issue, not
an XForms issue is it?

... Allan
Received on Wednesday, 5 April 2006 07:55:32 UTC

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