Re: [xhr] statusText is underdefined

On Wed, Mar 28, 2012 at 2:33 AM, Anne van Kesteren <> wrote:

> On Tue, 27 Mar 2012 22:23:15 +0100, Boris Zbarsky <>
> wrote:
>> But the HTTP status text is a sequence of bytes, while the return value
>> for statusText is a DOMString.  The conversion from one to the other needs
>> to be defined.
> Would using**file/tip/Overview.html#**
> inflate-a-byte-sequence-into-**a-domstring<>be sufficient or is there something in particular we should do?

Well, that would define a specific, definite algorithm. Never mind that it
would introduce random bytes into DOMStrings that may or may not have
anything to do with character data.

I personally think a better solution is simply to dictate that reason
status *always* be interpreted as ISO-8859-1, which would, in effect, make
the inflate algorithm well defined; i.e., no longer simply random bytes.

Received on Wednesday, 28 March 2012 07:53:17 UTC