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Re: XMLHttpRequest and HTML5 URLs

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Wed, 18 Mar 2009 16:17:19 +0100
Message-ID: <49C1107F.6070408@gmx.de>
To: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
CC: HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
Anne van Kesteren wrote:
> I don't follow. (E.g. I've no idea what you mean by stating that URLs 
> are URLs.)

The URL parameter to be used in XHR could be defined as an URL as 
defined in RFC 3986.

> We want to support the following scenarios
>   client.open("GET", "x x")
>   client.open("GET", "ë")

Who is "we"? I think I don't.

> as the majority of clients today handle them. As far as I know that 
> requires HTML5 URL handling. That Internet Explorer does not handle the 

The first one requires "HTML5" handling, and I'm not convinced it's a 
good idea to allow it.

The second one simply requires RFC3987 handling.

> second case currently is no reason not to make it work going forward, 
> especially since everyone else already does support it.

Are you referring to XHR 1 or XHR 2?

Speaking of which, what's the state of XHR 1?

BR, Julian
Received on Wednesday, 18 March 2009 15:18:05 UTC

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