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Re: The paranoid user

From: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Date: Tue, 8 Sep 2009 10:03:06 +0300
Cc: public-html-comments@w3.org
Message-Id: <D9885BED-38C9-47B0-9784-0FC241495E44@iki.fi>
To: Gareth Rees <Gareth.rees@pobox.com>
On Sep 3, 2009, at 13:53, Gareth Rees wrote:

> Section 6.12.2.1 "Hyperlink auditing" says:
>> However, the ping attribute ... allows the paranoid user to disable  
>> the notifications without losing the underlying link functionality.
>>
> The use of the word "paranoid" suggests that such a user's concerns  
> about sending ping notifications are delusional: that is, in  
> practice there is no gain in privacy from disabling the  
> notifications. Is this what you mean to imply?

Yes, it means to imply that.

> If it is, I think it would be better if the text were more explicit.


I agree.

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Henri Sivonen
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