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[XMLHttpRequest] Last Call

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2008 20:40:08 +0200
To: "Web API WG (public)" <public-webapi@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.t9n0s0e464w2qv@annevk-t60.oslo.opera.com>


The Web API WG resolved yesterday to publish a Last Call Working Draft of  
The XMLHttpRequest Object specification. Thanks to the webmasters at the  
W3C it was published earlier today. Last Call comments can be made until 2  
June 2008. (Please don't comment about the "befor" typo there. My mistake.)

The draft is located here:


This is a rough list of the changes since the last published draft:

   * Removed dependency on DOM Level 3 Events
   * Removed dependency on Window Object 1.0
     (we already depended on HTML 5 so we could use that instead)
   * Clearly marked which HTTP methods are to raise SECURITY_ERR
   * Mention HttpOnly in the security section
   * Accept-Language is set conditionally
   * Requests using a GET method will not have an entity body
   * responseText can no longer return null
   * responseText and responseXML no longer throw
   * Headers starting with Sec- will raise
   * getResponseHeader() will return null for invalid headers
   * getAllResponseHeaderS() returns empty string in case of failure

A more detailed log of these changes, including links to the actual text  
changes, is available from dev.w3.org, here:


Happy times reviewing!

Kind regards,

Anne van Kesteren
Received on Tuesday, 15 April 2008 18:39:42 UTC

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