[whatwg] Form Serialization
ian at hixie.ch
Tue Jan 6 04:23:10 PST 2009
Sorry, missed this when writing my earlier reply.
On Fri, 10 Aug 2007, Garrett Smith wrote:
> Why would anyone want to serialize a FORM?
> FORMs are sometimes used for XMLHttpRequest.
> Using a FORM for an XHR is a more explicit than hard coding the url and
> of having the URL embedded in the script and shows just what arguments
> (parameters) the method will take by exposing the remote method's
> signature to the client side developer.
> Form serialization by hand is not simple. That is why all the "ajax"
> libs do it for you. So you get stuck using Dojo, or one of the other
> libraries to do it for you. But then you have all the associated crud
> with that library.
That could make sense, yes.
I've added a note to the spec about this use case. I haven't added the
feature to the spec yet; I'd like to see more implementation experience
with the rest of the forms features first.
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