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Re: [XHR2] FormData for <form>

From: Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>
Date: Tue, 14 Sep 2010 11:00:08 -0700
Message-ID: <AANLkTim9hOmKKw3P0KTaY7CTwARSFuwu6BV-MzGMdaiN@mail.gmail.com>
To: Alex Russell <slightlyoff@google.com>
Cc: Webapps WG <public-webapps@w3.org>
Note that you can always do:

fd = new FormData;

That is agreed by everyone to work. The question is how to instantiate
one which is prefilled with the data from a <form>.

/ Jonas

On Tue, Sep 14, 2010 at 10:55 AM, Alex Russell <slightlyoff@google.com> wrote:
> I have a preference for the second syntax. These sorts of classes
> should always be "new"-able.
> On Tue, Sep 14, 2010 at 10:46 AM, Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc> wrote:
>> Hi All,
>> There was some discussions regarding the syntax for generating a
>> FormData object based on the data in an existing <form>. I had
>> proposed the following syntax
>> myformelement.getFormData();
>> however it was pointed out that the downside with this API is that
>> it's not clear that a new FormData object is created every time.
>> Instead the following syntax was proposed:
>> new FormData(myformelement);
>> however I don't see this syntax in the new XHR L2 drafts. Is this
>> merely an oversight or was the omission intentional?
>> I'm fine with either syntax, but since we're getting close to shipping
>> Firefox 4, and I'd like to include this functionality (in fact, it's
>> been shipping for a long time in betas), I'd like to see if how much
>> consensus the various proposals carried.
>> / Jonas
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