[whatwg] Re: HTTP 205 response

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Fri Apr 29 06:25:23 PDT 2005

On Wed, 27 Apr 2005, Boris Zbarsky wrote:
>| ... the document from which the submission initiated (or, if there is a 
>| target attribute, the document in the appropriate frame or window) is 
>| left in place, and all the form elements in the document are reset ...
> I think it would make more sense to say something more like:
>   ... the document in the frame or window targeted by the form submission is
>   left in place and all form elements in it are reset ...


> In fact, it may be even clearer to define the term "target document" up 
> front in this section and then use it throughout (with links back to the 
> definition).

I'm trying to avoid doing much with the "target" attribute in WF2. It'll 
be defined in more depth in WA1.

> Yeah....  Perhaps include a note here anyway indicating that this 
> specification is not trying to define behavior of 205 responses in cases 
> other than a form submission?


> At this point, though, the spec looks like it would be reasonably 
> straightforward to implement interoperably.


> One other drive-by comment:
>   Otherwise, how the UA responds to a response
> would be better as:
>   Otherwise, how the UA handles a response


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