[whatwg] HTML5 - Server-Sent Events Implementation for Mozilla

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Fri Oct 10 15:32:48 PDT 2008

On Fri, 10 Oct 2008, Boris Zbarsky wrote:
> > 
> > The intent is for DNS and HTTP 4xx (except auth errors) or 5xx errors 
> > to be treated the same way. I'll try to make the spec clearer about 
> > this.
> I guess the real question is whether it should be treated differently 
> from, say, a socket-level error (e.g. "no network interface is up", "no 
> route to host", etc, etc).  Seems to me like it shouldn't.
> Basically, the current proposed Gecko patch treats DNS failure 
> specifically differently from the other possible error status codes 
> (socket errors, out of memory errors, user pressing the stop button, 
> etc, etc).  If feel like we should treat all such failures (and non-2xx 
> HTTP responses, since this is the level above the HTTP impl and hence 
> never sees 3xx responses unless redirection failed) identically.
> Does that make sense?

Yes, that was the intent of the current spec. I'll try to clarify it when 
I next work on this section.

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