[whatwg] IE6 vs XHR vs XMLNS

Maciej Stachowiak mjs at apple.com
Fri Feb 15 01:19:48 PST 2008

On Feb 14, 2008, at 8:01 PM, Julian Reschke wrote:

>>>> brokenness* of the XHR XML serializer in older WebKit is that  
>>>> using namespaces with cross-browser XHR is at least hard and  
>>>> using Level 1 DOM APIs with namespaceless XML 1.0 (< 5th ed.) is  
>>>> the practical single-codepath cross-browser solution.
>>>> * http://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=5262
>>> XMLSerializer is neither part of DOM level 2 nor XHR, right?
>> void send(in Document data); is part of XHR and causes a serializer  
>> to run.
> It wasn't clear to me that it's the same serializer (in Safari).
> Yes, it appears that's a problem which makes that version of Safari  
> unusable for API using XML namespaces. Has it been fixed since then?

I think the version of Safari that Henri refers to is Safari 1.1. I'm  
pretty sure the current Safari 3 does not have problems with  
serializing namespaced XML.


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