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[whatwg] unexpected use of the CORS specification

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Tue, 10 Nov 2009 14:31:24 +0100
Message-ID: <4AF96B2C.90500@gmx.de>
Silvia Pfeiffer wrote:
> ...
> Further, Benno suggests extending http://www.w3.org/TR/XMLHttpRequest/
> with a property to disable following redirects automatically so as to
> be able to expose the redirection.
> 
> I am not aware if somebody else has suggested these use cases for CORS
> and XMLHttpRequest before (this may not even be the right fora for
> it), but since these are so closely linked to what we do in HTML5, I
> thought it would be good to point it out. I would think that at
> minimum Anne knows what to do with it, since he is editor on both.
> ...

Extending XMLHttpRequest for better control over redirects certainly 
would be a good thing.

Note that there's work-in-progress of adding "proper" HTTP support to 
the Netscape plugin API (see 
<https://wiki.mozilla.org/Plugins:GenericHttpMethod>), where we have the 
same feature request, and it would be good to align this with 
XmlHttpRequest semantics.

Best regards, Julian
Received on Tuesday, 10 November 2009 05:31:24 UTC

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