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Re: [XHR] Redirects

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Date: Fri, 13 Aug 2010 00:03:47 +0200
To: public-webapps@w3.org, Joćo Eiras <joao.eiras@gmail.com>
Message-ID: <op.vhch8lq964w2qv@anne-van-kesterens-macbook-pro.local>
On Thu, 12 Aug 2010 15:07:50 +0200, Joćo Eiras <joao.eiras@gmail.com>  
> Hi !
> a)
> If a XHR follows a redirection chain, does the API provide a way to
> retrieve the final url?

Apart from document.responseXML.URL I do not think so. And I'm not sure if  
document.responseXML.URL is supposed to work.

> b)
> Could there be a way to opt-in into not following redirection chains ?
> For instance, a redirectCount property, default value would be
> something like Infinity (the user agent could then cap the maximum
> amount of redirects), and setting it to 0 would prevent any redirect,
> and setting to something greater than 0 would then limit the redirect
> chain to that number.
> If the last http request was 302 and the redirection prevented, then
> the 302 status code and the last response headers would be returned by
> the XHR obj.

What is the use case?

We might add something like this at some point (probably by way of a  
followRedirects boolean) but so far the use cases have not been really  
strong so it has not been given much priority.

Anne van Kesteren
Received on Thursday, 12 August 2010 22:04:23 UTC

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