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Last Comment Bug 335149 - requestMethod case issues
: requestMethod case issues
Product: Core
Classification: Components
Component: Networking: HTTP (show other bugs)
: Trunk
: x86 Linux
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Assigned To: Nobody; OK to take it and work on it
: Patrick McManus [:mcmanus]
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Reported: 2006-04-23 08:28 PDT by Boris Zbarsky [:bz] (still a bit busy)
Modified: 2016-01-22 14:01 PST (History)
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Description Boris Zbarsky [:bz] (still a bit busy) 2006-04-23 08:28:37 PDT
The documentation for requestMethod on nsIHttpChannel says:

 63      * Set/get the HTTP request method (default is "GET").  Setter is case
 64      * insensitive; getter returns an uppercase string.

That's not actually what we do, though.  In particular, that's not what the getter does.  See for a description of our behavior.

In general, the whole thread starting at is worth skimming; the question is whether we would be able to implement case-sensitive request methods if the XMLHttpRequest spec demanded them.
Comment 1 Patrick McManus [:mcmanus] 2016-01-22 14:01:51 PST
the idl is clear now that getter and setter is case sensitive

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