Re: Synchronous XMLHttpRequest and events

On Fri, May 13, 2011 at 1:21 PM, Boris Zbarsky <> wrote:
> On 5/13/11 4:07 PM, Jonas Sicking wrote:
>> It *does* however call for a readystatechange event to be fired in
>> response to the call to .open. Even if the request being started is a
>> synchronous one.
>> What is the use case for this event? It seems pretty useless and
>> inconsistent to me.
> I believe web pages depend on this to some extent; the fact that Gecko used
> to not fire it caused all sorts of compat issues.  See

Ugh, yeah, in testing my patch I came across the same bug.

So it appears the spec needs to be adjusted the other direction then.
It needs to define that readystatechange needs to fire in all cases
independent of the value of the asynchronous flag?

/ Jonas

Received on Friday, 13 May 2011 20:40:46 UTC