[whatwg] data: scheme in form submission
ian at hixie.ch
Wed Dec 8 20:44:41 PST 2004
On Thu, 25 Nov 2004, [ISO-8859-1] Olav Junker Kjær wrote:
> I don't at all understand the use of the "data:" scheme used as action
> as described i section 5.6.2.
> Maybe a more realistic example would help?
There is no use case, the section is merely defining what it does if it is
used, instead of leaving it undefined. I tried to cover all the protocols
that UAs commonly support these days.
On Fri, 26 Nov 2004, Hallvord Reiar Michaelsen Steen wrote:
> It might be a way to let a script get access to and process a form
> submission without it actually being submitted but if this is a use case
> something to that effect. Some browsers might be "too secure" for such a
> use case and deny the script access to the data: address because the
> protocols are different.
Good point, I'll make a note of that and see if it makes sense to mention
the same-origin policy for data: URIs in the Web Apps spec somewhere.
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