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[whatwg] Web Forms 2.0

From: Joe Gregorio <joe.gregorio@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 5 Apr 2005 20:27:13 -0400
Message-ID: <3f1451f505040517273e0e6c1f@mail.gmail.com>
On Apr 5, 2005 6:50 PM, Ian Hickson <ian at hixie.ch> wrote:
> On Sat, 26 Mar 2005, Joe Gregorio wrote:
> 
> > In the Web Forms 2.0 Working Draft dated 16 March 2005
> >
> >    5.6. Submitting the encoded form data set
> >
> >     "If the specified method is not one of get, post,
> >      put, or delete then it is treated as get in the tables below."
> >
> > It would be much better if just one word of that sentence was changed:
> >
> >     "If the specified method is not one of get, post,
> >      put, or delete then it is treated as *post* in the tables below."
> 
> I agree. Sadly, doing this would break compatibility with existing
> implementations, which all treat unknown values as "get".

Would that really 'break' anything? If that is the default behaviour today
then clients would expect not to be able to send a request body with a
method outside POST and PUT. Adding that capability won't break their
code, will it?

   Thanks,
    -joe

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Joe Gregorio        http://bitworking.org
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