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Re: [Help-librejs] Should LibreJS be allowed to change contents of http requests?
Tue, 04 Nov 2014 23:56:40 -0500
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> AJAX returning json as application/json or the like will not get
> analyzed by the HTML parser, and so it won't break. However many people
> will always return the wrong mimetype, and in order to have LibreJS
> function optimally, I think we will need to improve the "content
> sniffer" part of LibreJS to determine what a response is _really_,
> regardless of the content-type name.
Maybe so, but here is a crucial point:
DO NOT treat AJAX responses the same as pages!
An AJAX request response might be JSON. A page won't be.
Thus, the check "is this really JSON" should be done on AJAX responses
but not on pages.
> Another technique would be to
> analyze the content of the response, make modifications to the document
> structure if needed, but instead of serializing the result back, to use
> a search/replace or diff algorithm to use the original response and
> update it.
That sounds like a good plan, but since it will take more work,
I suggest implementing the first solution right away
and putting the second on the TODO list.
Dr Richard Stallman
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