Re: [XHR2] responseText for text/html before the encoding has stabilized

On Fri, Sep 30, 2011 at 3:35 PM, Anne van Kesteren <> wrote:
> On Fri, 30 Sep 2011 14:29:32 +0200, Henri Sivonen <> wrote:
>> On Fri, Sep 30, 2011 at 3:04 PM, Anne van Kesteren <>
>> wrote:
>>> I do not see why "text" and "moz-chunked-text" have to be the same.
>>> Surely we do not want XML encoding detection to kick in for chunks.
>> Does "text" and default need to be the same for responseText for
>> text/html and XML types? It seems annoying to have to run the <meta>
>> prescan or to run the XML declaration detection without running a full
>> parse in the "text" mode.
> Unless we disable responseText and responseXML when responseType is not the
> empty string I am not sure that makes sense.

responseType is a newish feature. If it's OK for responseType ==
"chunked-text" to use encoding determination rules that differ from
responseType == "" or responseType == "document", why should
responseType == "text" have to be consistent with responseType == ""
instead of being consistent with responseType == "chunked-text"?

Henri Sivonen

Received on Friday, 30 September 2011 12:40:47 UTC