gerv at mozilla.org
Tue Dec 23 08:38:54 UTC 2003
Joel Peshkin wrote:
> I have been looking at SOAP and it looks like the right way to let
> earliers, user matching can be done while editing (replacing wildcards
> and drop-down user pickers) and a whole lot more.
A few thoughts:
What's the particular advantage of SOAP (which, as I understand it, is
an XML wrapper format for wrapping more XML), given that browsers mostly
don't support it natively? I think Moz might, a little bit, but IE
doesn't as far as I know.
Such checking could only be done in really modern browsers, anyway -
older ones don't support JS fetching arbitrary documents without a page
reload of some sort.
Is it worth all the effort and added complexity that it would require?
What is your "whole lot more"? :-)
Mid-air checks can't be done earlier with 100% accuracy, of course,
because if you check at some point before submission, you have to check
again on submission anyway.
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