Affecting XMLDocument.load() and XMLDocument.async have been removed

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Firefox 68 has dropped the support for the load method and async property from the XMLDocument interface. This was a very old, non-standard API that could be used to retrieve a remote XML document synchronously or asynchronously, but was later superseded by XMLHttpRequest. It was never standardized or implemented by other browsers than Firefox. However, Mozilla still sees a small usage of the API (~0.01%) so web developers are encouraged to scan any legacy code and use XMLHttpRequest or fetch() instead.