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Re: XHR test http://tc.labs.opera.com/apis/XMLHttpRequest/responseXML/009.htm

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Date: Sat, 09 Feb 2008 12:51:25 +0100
To: "Charles McCathieNevile" <chaals@opera.com>, "Web API WG (public)" <public-webapi@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.t589vzna64w2qv@annevk-t60.oslo.opera.com>

On Sat, 09 Feb 2008 12:38:16 +0100, Charles McCathieNevile  
<chaals@opera.com> wrote:
> I suggest we declare this test invalid, and either replace it and  
> declare it valid only after such date as it is fixed, or simply add a  
> new test that gets the correct file.


> The test checks one aspect of step 3 in the part of section 4 that deals  
> with "XML response entity body", which requires that content which fails  
> XML well-formedness should have a responseXML of null - in this case the  
> responseXML should be null because the file loaded contains an unescaped  
> ampersand.


> I could not find any issue raised and resolved for this in the issue  
> tracker, but it is mentioned in a thread at  
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-webapi/2007Feb/thread.html#msg088  
> followed by an apparent summary at  
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-webapi/2007Mar/0090 (I am  
> assuming, since the summary there matches what I understand the document  
> to say on this point).

That thread is is about responseText.

> If we make the change, what is the conformance status? Given that  
> http://tc.labs.opera.com/apis/XMLHttpRequest/responseXML/006.htm (which  
> also tests XML well-formedness errors giving null responseXML) is not  
> one of the tests failed by a lot of browsers, I suspect the issue will  
> go away, but I haven't actually run the tests on other browsers yet. So  
> I suggest there is no real issue here, just an incorrect test.

Some browsers still fail, but given that they all treat invalid XML  
documents in different ways that was sort of expected.

Anne van Kesteren
Received on Saturday, 9 February 2008 11:47:30 UTC

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