[whatwg] Re: HTTP 205 response
bzbarsky at mit.edu
Mon Apr 25 20:02:04 PDT 2005
Ian Hickson wrote:
> Changed to specifically refer to <form> elements.
I assume the specification somewhere makes it clear that element names in orange
(is this a good idea accessibility-wise?) mean <html:*> elements or something
>>See also https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=198309 for some
>>discussion on the issue.
> Did you have any specific comments in mind?
Yes. It's not clear which document should be reset when the 205 response is
received if the form had a target attribute. Note that if that happened the 205
may be received after the original document no longer exists. Also note that in
the simplest and most straightforward implementation of form submission (as just
another load in a window) the HTTP request may only be aware of the target
document, not the one it was "dispatched from" (whatever that means, in general;
see next paragraph).
It's also not clear what should happen if a 205 response is received in response
to an HTTP request that is NOT a form submission (say a link click, the user
typing a URI in the URL bar, a window.open call, etc, etc). It may be that the
specification wishes to leave these cases undefined; it may be worth clearly
saying so in that case.
One other thing. When a 205 is received, will the onreset handlers of the
relevant forms fire?
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