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Re: [XHR] setRequestHeader and redirects

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Sun, 26 Jun 2011 01:05:10 +0200
Message-ID: <4E0669A6.7020502@gmx.de>
To: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
CC: Christian Biesinger <cbiesinger@gmail.com>, public-webapps@w3.org, josh@joshmatthews.net
On 2011-06-25 20:23, Anne van Kesteren wrote:
> On Sat, 25 Jun 2011 20:17:17 +0200, Christian Biesinger
> <cbiesinger@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Well it's clearly not the same request. You'll get different cookie
>> headers, for example... HTTP doesn't really deal with an API to set
>> headers. It feels like the higher level API, in this case
>> XMLHttpRequest, needs to specify what the behaviour should be.
> So each specification that deals with custom headers of some kind (e.g.
> EventSource has Last-Event-ID and Cache-Control) needs to say what
> happens to them in the face of redirects?
> Is that the case Julian?

I can confirm that HTTP doesn't tell you the answer.

I'm not sure it' *supposed* to tell you.

Maybe the proper fix is to have APIs where following redirects is 
controller by the caller?

Best regards, Julian
Received on Saturday, 25 June 2011 23:06:02 UTC

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