[webkit-dev] ACCEPT request header in XMLHttpRequest not meaningful

Alexey Proskuryakov ap-carbon at rambler.ru
Thu Jan 3 13:29:03 PST 2008

on 03.01.2008 23:06, Max Barel at max at ac-mb.info wrote:

> As I know no way to guess xhtml capability from javascript and modify
> this default header, webkit gets xhtml served as text/html.
> Does this qualify for a bug report or a feature request or do I miss
> something?

  We could probably change the default to match Firefox, but I do not really
see the logic behind using the same Accept string for main resource loading
and for XHR, given that Firefox itself uses different Accept strings for

  As you said, serving as XHTML is your policy. Obviously, the priority of
the bug would be higher if it cited technical reasons for this policy, as it
would mean that many people could benefit from a fix.

> Side note:
> As long as the correct namespace is used, document content is almost
> OK. Almost because every linefeed between elements created from ajax
> data is displayed as #cdata-section in the web inspector.

  Is this a difference from Firefox? This sounds like something worth
investigating to me.

- WBR, Alexey Proskuryakov.

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