[whatwg] JSONRequest

Gervase Markham gerv at mozilla.org
Mon Mar 20 02:31:12 PST 2006

Douglas Crockford wrote:
> The JSONRequest does only one thing:

Are you planning to take the excellent advice from <I forget who> to
change the name? The name XmlHttpRequest sucks because it doesn't
necessarily return XML, and it doesn't have to be over HTTP. Let's not
tie the name of a new thing solely to the way we use it at the moment.

Why not just call it "Request", and have an API to set the Accept:
header, so people can set it to "application/json"? You could even make
that the default.


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