Bug 16298 - editorial - inadequate description of timeout attribute
Summary: editorial - inadequate description of timeout attribute
Status: CLOSED FIXED
Alias: None
Product: WebAppsWG
Classification: Unclassified
Component: XHR (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All All
: P2 normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Anne
QA Contact: public-webapps-bugzilla
URL: http://dvcs.w3.org/hg/xhr/raw-file/8d...
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Reported: 2012-03-10 00:33 UTC by Glenn Adams
Modified: 2012-03-26 19:53 UTC (History)
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Description Glenn Adams 2012-03-10 00:33:20 UTC
the timeout attribute needs to be better described to communicate a sense of its intended purpose; at present, section 4.7.3 only says "The amount of milliseconds a request can take before being terminated."

this does not really communicate its intended usage; it would be useful to qualify "being terminated" (e.g., under what circumstances) and also indicate difference in meaning when used with synchronous versus asynchronous requests