XML News from Monday, July 10, 2006

The W3C Web API Working Group has posted the first public working draft of The XMLHttpRequest Object.

The XMLHttpRequest object has been implemented for many years as ActiveX control in the Windows Internet Explorer browser and has later been adopted by other popular web browsers. Unfortunately the current implementations are not completely interoperable. Based on those early implementations this specification defines how a common subset of XMLHttpRequest should work and this will probably result in changes in said implementations leading to more interoperable and useful implementations of the XMLHttpRequest object.

Future versions of this specification (as opposed to future drafts of this version) may add new features, after careful examination from browser developers and Web content developers.