[Webkit-unassigned] [Bug 11854] Make styling work in new search fields

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Tue Sep 22 10:27:28 PDT 2009


--- Comment #9 from Carol Szabo <carol.szabo at nokia.com>  2009-09-22 10:27:28 PDT ---
(In reply to comment #8)

Sorry, I have attached this to the wrong bug.

> Here is the response from the editor of the XMLHttpRequest Level 2
> specification to the question that this bug report is trying to address:
> Re: XMLHttpRequest: IE compatibility: null versus empty string for    
> requesting missing, unsafe, or malformed header names
> To: carol.szabo at nokia.com
> Cc: ap at webkit.org
> On Mon, Sep 21, 2009 at 6:57 PM,  <carol.szabo at nokia.com> wrote:
> > IE 8.0 returns an empty string, except that it throws an exception if the
> > header name argument is null.
> > The standard that I read specifies null for the cases mentioned in the
> > subject. Is this difference intentional?
> > I personally prefer to have it the way the standard specifies the handling
> > of these cases, as it allows a distinction between a header not being
> > present and having an empty value, but I would like to know whether the
> > current state of the standard is likely to remain as is, or it is likely to
> > change to emulate IE, which while providing less information makes it easier
> > for the developers to treat missing and empty headers the same way, which is
> > probably ok in most cases.
> >
> > Any thoughts that you might have on this issue are greatly appreciated.
> The standard at one point returned the empty string. We changed it for
> exactly the reason you mention and I do not plan to change that. By
> the way, it's better to use annevk at opera.com if you want to reach me
> on such matters. annevankesteren+webkit at gmail.com is just for WebKit
> Bugzilla.
> Cheers,
> -- 
> Anne van Kesteren
> http://annevankesteren.nl/

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