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Re: do not deprecate synchronous XMLHttpRequest

From: Michaela Merz <michaela.merz@hermetos.com>
Date: Tue, 10 Feb 2015 14:43:06 -0600
Message-ID: <54DA6D5A.7090504@hermetos.com>
To: Marc Fawzi <marc.fawzi@gmail.com>
CC: Florian Bösch <pyalot@gmail.com>, Glenn Adams <glenn@skynav.com>, Ashley Gullen <ashley@scirra.com>, George Calvert <george.calvert@loudthink.com>, "public-webapps@w3.org" <public-webapps@w3.org>
Marc:

Its not about getting rid of badly designed APIs. It's about the feeling
of not being taken seriously. The web-developers are the people who have
to use the available browser technologies to provide what users want.
And often we can't oblige because - well, browsers don't implement it
for whatever reason.

Examples: Safari doesn't allow the export of arbitrary data blobs into
the file system. This is a major problem and has been reported numerous
times on their bug tracker - to no avail. What good is a "maybe" for
canplay on media files? Why can't we still not paste directly into the
clip board? Blobs are immutable but it would be cool to have blob
'pipes' or FIFOs allowing us to stream from those pipes by feeding them
via AJAX.

It would really be great, if browser-developers would be more open to
suggestions from the web-developer communities. We are a team and both
groups should cooperate better for the benefit of all web users.

m.


On 02/10/2015 02:01 PM, Marc Fawzi wrote:
> <<
> Reminds me on the days when
> Microsoft was trying to tell me what's good and what's not good.
>>>
> 
> At least Microsoft didn't put a backdoor in Windows that can divulge
> your local IP (within a LAN) to the outside world. They call it WebRTC.
> If you want something to complain about there are far more troubling
> things than the well intended effort to rid the web of APIs that are
> simply badly designed...
> 
> 
> 
> On Tue, Feb 10, 2015 at 11:51 AM, Michaela Merz
> <michaela.merz@hermetos.com <mailto:michaela.merz@hermetos.com>> wrote:
> 
> 
>     Interesting notion. Thanks for sharing. Reminds me on the days when
>     Microsoft was trying to tell me what's good and what's not good.
> 
>     m.
> 
> 
> 
>     On 02/10/2015 12:10 PM, Florian Bösch wrote:
>     > On Tue, Feb 10, 2015 at 4:24 PM, Glenn Adams <glenn@skynav.com <mailto:glenn@skynav.com>
>     > <mailto:glenn@skynav.com <mailto:glenn@skynav.com>>> wrote:
>     >
>     > Morality should not be legislated!
>     >
>     >
>     > Browser vendors can (and do) do whatever they please. You're free
>     > to start your own browser and try getting it among the people.
>     > Legislation doesn't enter the picture, you have free choice in
>     > every respect. It's every-bodies pejorative to publish software
>     > both in source or compiled however they see fit. Hyperbole much?
> 
> 
> 
Received on Tuesday, 10 February 2015 20:43:34 UTC

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