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hixie: Move ping='' to the next version of HTML (and out of the W3C HTML5 draft) (whatwg r4824)

From: poot <cvsmail@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 5 Mar 2010 05:55:45 +0900 (JST)
To: public-html-diffs@w3.org
Message-Id: <20100304205545.A51632BBFE@toro.w3.mag.keio.ac.jp>
hixie: Move ping='' to the next version of HTML (and out of the W3C
HTML5 draft) (whatwg r4824)

http://dev.w3.org/cvsweb/html5/spec/Overview.html?r1=1.3868&r2=1.3869&f=h
http://html5.org/tools/web-apps-tracker?from=4823&to=4824

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RCS file: /sources/public/html5/spec/Overview.html,v
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retrieving revision 1.3869
diff -u -d -r1.3868 -r1.3869
--- Overview.html	4 Mar 2010 07:07:07 -0000	1.3868
+++ Overview.html	4 Mar 2010 20:55:22 -0000	1.3869
@@ -823,9 +823,7 @@
    <li><a href="#links"><span class="secno">4.12 </span>Links</a>
     <ol>
      <li><a href="#hyperlink-elements"><span class="secno">4.12.1 </span>Hyperlink elements</a></li>
-     <li><a href="#following-hyperlinks"><span class="secno">4.12.2 </span>Following hyperlinks</a>
-      <ol>
-       <li><a href="#hyperlink-auditing"><span class="secno">4.12.2.1 </span>Hyperlink auditing</a></ol></li>
+     <li><a href="#following-hyperlinks"><span class="secno">4.12.2 </span>Following hyperlinks</a></li>
      <li><a href="#linkTypes"><span class="secno">4.12.3 </span>Link types</a>
       <ol>
        <li><a href="#link-type-alternate"><span class="secno">4.12.3.1 </span>Link type "<code>alternate</code>"</a></li>
@@ -1233,10 +1231,7 @@
    <li><a href="#text-html"><span class="secno">12.1 </span><code>text/html</code></a></li>
    <li><a href="#text-html-sandboxed"><span class="secno">12.2 </span><code>text/html-sandboxed</code></a></li>
    <li><a href="#application-xhtml-xml"><span class="secno">12.3 </span><code>application/xhtml+xml</code></a></li>
-   <li><a href="#text-cache-manifest"><span class="secno">12.4 </span><code>text/cache-manifest</code></a></li>
-   <li><a href="#text-ping"><span class="secno">12.5 </span><code>text/ping</code></a></li>
-   <li><a href="#ping-from"><span class="secno">12.6 </span><code>Ping-From</code></a></li>
-   <li><a href="#ping-to"><span class="secno">12.7 </span><code>Ping-To</code></a></ol></li>
+   <li><a href="#text-cache-manifest"><span class="secno">12.4 </span><code>text/cache-manifest</code></a></ol></li>
  <li><a class="no-num" href="#index">Index</a>
   <ol>
    <li><a class="no-num" href="#elements-1">Elements</a></li>
@@ -4282,11 +4277,6 @@
     <p class="example">For example, the CSS <code title="selector-link"><a href="#selector-link">:link</a></code>/<code title="selector-visited"><a href="#selector-visited">:visited</a></code> pseudo-classes might have
     been affected.</p>
 
-    <p>If the hyperlink has a <code title="attr-hyperlink-ping"><a href="#ping">ping</a></code> attribute and its <a href="#absolute-url" title="absolute URL">absolute URL(s)</a> are being shown to the
-    user, then the <code title="attr-hyperlink-ping"><a href="#ping">ping</a></code>
-    attribute's tokens should be <a href="#resolve-a-url" title="resolve a
-    url">re-resolved</a> relative to the element and the UI updated
-    appropriately.</p>
 
    </dd>
 
@@ -9261,7 +9251,7 @@
 &lt;/body&gt;
 <strong>&lt;/html&gt;</strong></pre>
 
-  </div><h3 id="document-metadata"><span class="secno">4.2 </span>Document metadata</h3><p class="XXX annotation"><b>Status: </b><i>Last call for comments</i><h4 id="the-head-element-0"><span class="secno">4.2.1 </span>The <dfn><code>head</code></dfn> element</h4><p class="XXX annotation"><b>Status: </b><i>Last call for comments. </i><span><a href="http://www.w3.org/html/wg/tracker/issues/55">ISSUE-55</a> (head-profile) blocks progress to Last Call</span><dl class="element"><dt>Categories</dt>
+  </div><h3 id="document-metadata"><span class="secno">4.2 </span>Document metadata</h3><p class="XXX annotation"><b>Status: </b><i>Last call for comments</i><h4 id="the-head-element-0"><span class="secno">4.2.1 </span>The <dfn><code>head</code></dfn> element</h4><p class="XXX annotation"><b>Status: </b><i>Last call for comments</i><dl class="element"><dt>Categories</dt>
    <dd>None.</dd>
    <dt>Contexts in which this element may be used:</dt>
    <dd>As the first element in an <code><a href="#the-html-element-0">html</a></code> element.</dd>
@@ -13883,7 +13873,6 @@
    <dd><a href="#global-attributes">Global attributes</a></dd>
    <dd><code title="attr-hyperlink-href"><a href="#attr-hyperlink-href">href</a></code></dd>
    <dd><code title="attr-hyperlink-target"><a href="#attr-hyperlink-target">target</a></code></dd>
-   <dd><code title="attr-hyperlink-ping"><a href="#ping">ping</a></code></dd>
    <dd><code title="attr-hyperlink-rel"><a href="#attr-hyperlink-rel">rel</a></code></dd>
    <dd><code title="attr-hyperlink-media"><a href="#attr-hyperlink-media">media</a></code></dd>
    <dd><code title="attr-hyperlink-hreflang"><a href="#attr-hyperlink-hreflang">hreflang</a></code></dd>
@@ -13893,7 +13882,6 @@
 <pre class="idl">interface <dfn id="htmlanchorelement">HTMLAnchorElement</dfn> : <a href="#htmlelement">HTMLElement</a> {
   stringifier attribute DOMString <a href="#dom-a-href" title="dom-a-href">href</a>;
            attribute DOMString <a href="#dom-a-target" title="dom-a-target">target</a>;
-           attribute DOMString <a href="#dom-a-ping" title="dom-a-ping">ping</a>;
            attribute DOMString <a href="#dom-a-rel" title="dom-a-rel">rel</a>;
   readonly attribute DOMTokenList <a href="#dom-a-rellist" title="dom-a-relList">relList</a>;
            attribute DOMString <a href="#dom-a-media" title="dom-a-media">media</a>;
@@ -13920,7 +13908,8 @@
   areas, e.g. a link to see photos of the event, or to edit the event,
   or some such. --><p>If the <code><a href="#the-a-element">a</a></code> element has no <code title="attr-hyperlink-href"><a href="#attr-hyperlink-href">href</a></code> attribute, then the element
   <a href="#represents">represents</a> a placeholder for where a link might
-  otherwise have been placed, if it had been relevant.<p>The <code title="attr-hyperlink-target"><a href="#attr-hyperlink-target">target</a></code>, <code title="attr-hyperlink-ping"><a href="#ping">ping</a></code>, <code title="attr-hyperlink-rel"><a href="#attr-hyperlink-rel">rel</a></code>, <code title="attr-hyperlink-media"><a href="#attr-hyperlink-media">media</a></code>, <code title="attr-hyperlink-hreflang"><a href="#attr-hyperlink-hreflang">hreflang</a></code>, and <code title="attr-hyperlink-type"><a href="#attr-hyperlink-type">type</a></code> attributes must be omitted
+  otherwise have been placed, if it had been relevant.<p>The <code title="attr-hyperlink-target"><a href="#attr-hyperlink-target">target</a></code>, 
+  <code title="attr-hyperlink-rel"><a href="#attr-hyperlink-rel">rel</a></code>, <code title="attr-hyperlink-media"><a href="#attr-hyperlink-media">media</a></code>, <code title="attr-hyperlink-hreflang"><a href="#attr-hyperlink-hreflang">hreflang</a></code>, and <code title="attr-hyperlink-type"><a href="#attr-hyperlink-type">type</a></code> attributes must be omitted
   if the <code title="attr-hyperlink-href"><a href="#attr-hyperlink-href">href</a></code> attribute is
   not present.<div class="example">
    <p>If a site uses a consistent navigation toolbar on every page,
@@ -13936,7 +13925,8 @@
 &lt;/nav&gt;</pre>
   </div><div class="impl">
 
-  <p>The <code title="attr-hyperlink-href"><a href="#attr-hyperlink-href">href</a></code>, <code title="attr-hyperlink-target"><a href="#attr-hyperlink-target">target</a></code> and <code title="attr-hyperlink-ping"><a href="#ping">ping</a></code> attributes affect what
+  <p>The <code title="attr-hyperlink-href"><a href="#attr-hyperlink-href">href</a></code>, <code title="attr-hyperlink-target"><a href="#attr-hyperlink-target">target</a></code>
+  attributes affect what
   happens when users <a href="#following-hyperlinks" title="following hyperlinks">follow
   hyperlinks</a> created using the <code><a href="#the-a-element">a</a></code> element.  The
   <code title="attr-hyperlink-rel"><a href="#attr-hyperlink-rel">rel</a></code>, <code title="attr-hyperlink-media"><a href="#attr-hyperlink-media">media</a></code>, <code title="attr-hyperlink-hreflang"><a href="#attr-hyperlink-hreflang">hreflang</a></code>, and <code title="attr-hyperlink-type"><a href="#attr-hyperlink-type">type</a></code> attributes may be used to
@@ -13996,7 +13986,8 @@
 
   </dl><div class="impl">
 
-  <p>The IDL attributes <dfn id="dom-a-href" title="dom-a-href"><code>href</code></dfn>, <dfn id="dom-a-ping" title="dom-a-ping"><code>ping</code></dfn>, <dfn id="dom-a-target" title="dom-a-target"><code>target</code></dfn>, <dfn id="dom-a-rel" title="dom-a-rel"><code>rel</code></dfn>, <dfn id="dom-a-media" title="dom-a-media"><code>media</code></dfn>, <dfn id="dom-a-hreflang" title="dom-a-hreflang"><code>hreflang</code></dfn>, and <dfn id="dom-a-type" title="dom-a-type"><code>type</code></dfn>, must
+  <p>The IDL attributes <dfn id="dom-a-href" title="dom-a-href"><code>href</code></dfn>, 
+  <dfn id="dom-a-target" title="dom-a-target"><code>target</code></dfn>, <dfn id="dom-a-rel" title="dom-a-rel"><code>rel</code></dfn>, <dfn id="dom-a-media" title="dom-a-media"><code>media</code></dfn>, <dfn id="dom-a-hreflang" title="dom-a-hreflang"><code>hreflang</code></dfn>, and <dfn id="dom-a-type" title="dom-a-type"><code>type</code></dfn>, must
   <a href="#reflect">reflect</a> the respective content attributes of the same
   name.</p>
 
@@ -21789,7 +21780,6 @@
    <dd><code title="attr-area-shape"><a href="#attr-area-shape">shape</a></code></dd>
    <dd><code title="attr-hyperlink-href"><a href="#attr-hyperlink-href">href</a></code></dd>
    <dd><code title="attr-hyperlink-target"><a href="#attr-hyperlink-target">target</a></code></dd>
-   <dd><code title="attr-hyperlink-ping"><a href="#ping">ping</a></code></dd>
    <dd><code title="attr-hyperlink-rel"><a href="#attr-hyperlink-rel">rel</a></code></dd>
    <dd><code title="attr-hyperlink-media"><a href="#attr-hyperlink-media">media</a></code></dd>
    <dd><code title="attr-hyperlink-hreflang"><a href="#attr-hyperlink-hreflang">hreflang</a></code></dd>
@@ -21802,7 +21792,6 @@
            attribute DOMString <a href="#dom-area-shape" title="dom-area-shape">shape</a>;
   stringifier attribute DOMString <a href="#dom-area-href" title="dom-area-href">href</a>;
            attribute DOMString <a href="#dom-area-target" title="dom-area-target">target</a>;
-           attribute DOMString <a href="#dom-area-ping" title="dom-area-ping">ping</a>;
            attribute DOMString <a href="#dom-area-rel" title="dom-area-rel">rel</a>;
   readonly attribute DOMTokenList <a href="#dom-area-rellist" title="dom-area-relList">relList</a>;
            attribute DOMString <a href="#dom-area-media" title="dom-area-media">media</a>;
@@ -21901,13 +21890,15 @@
   hyperlinks">follow hyperlinks</a> created using the
   <code><a href="#the-area-element">area</a></code> element, as described in the next section, the
   <code title="attr-hyperlink-href"><a href="#attr-hyperlink-href">href</a></code>,
-  <code title="attr-hyperlink-target"><a href="#attr-hyperlink-target">target</a></code> and <code title="attr-hyperlink-ping"><a href="#ping">ping</a></code> attributes decide how the
+  <code title="attr-hyperlink-target"><a href="#attr-hyperlink-target">target</a></code>
+  attributes decide how the
   link is followed. The <code title="attr-hyperlink-rel"><a href="#attr-hyperlink-rel">rel</a></code>,
   <code title="attr-hyperlink-media"><a href="#attr-hyperlink-media">media</a></code>, <code title="attr-hyperlink-hreflang"><a href="#attr-hyperlink-hreflang">hreflang</a></code>, and <code title="attr-hyperlink-type"><a href="#attr-hyperlink-type">type</a></code> attributes may be used to
   indicate to the user the likely nature of the target resource before
   the user follows the link.</p>
 
-  </div><p>The <code title="attr-hyperlink-target"><a href="#attr-hyperlink-target">target</a></code>, <code title="attr-hyperlink-ping"><a href="#ping">ping</a></code>, <code title="attr-hyperlink-rel"><a href="#attr-hyperlink-rel">rel</a></code>, <code title="attr-hyperlink-media"><a href="#attr-hyperlink-media">media</a></code>, <code title="attr-hyperlink-hreflang"><a href="#attr-hyperlink-hreflang">hreflang</a></code>, and <code title="attr-hyperlink-type"><a href="#attr-hyperlink-type">type</a></code> attributes must be omitted
+  </div><p>The <code title="attr-hyperlink-target"><a href="#attr-hyperlink-target">target</a></code>,
+  <code title="attr-hyperlink-rel"><a href="#attr-hyperlink-rel">rel</a></code>, <code title="attr-hyperlink-media"><a href="#attr-hyperlink-media">media</a></code>, <code title="attr-hyperlink-hreflang"><a href="#attr-hyperlink-hreflang">hreflang</a></code>, and <code title="attr-hyperlink-type"><a href="#attr-hyperlink-type">type</a></code> attributes must be omitted
   if the <code title="attr-hyperlink-href"><a href="#attr-hyperlink-href">href</a></code> attribute is
   not present.<div class="impl">
 
@@ -21927,7 +21918,8 @@
    hyperlinks">follow the hyperlink</a> defined by the
    <code><a href="#the-area-element">area</a></code> element, if any.</li>
 
-  </ol><p>The IDL attributes <dfn id="dom-area-alt" title="dom-area-alt"><code>alt</code></dfn>, <dfn id="dom-area-coords" title="dom-area-coords"><code>coords</code></dfn>, <dfn id="dom-area-href" title="dom-area-href"><code>href</code></dfn>, <dfn id="dom-area-target" title="dom-area-target"><code>target</code></dfn>, <dfn id="dom-area-ping" title="dom-area-ping"><code>ping</code></dfn>, <dfn id="dom-area-rel" title="dom-area-rel"><code>rel</code></dfn>, <dfn id="dom-area-media" title="dom-area-media"><code>media</code></dfn>, <dfn id="dom-area-hreflang" title="dom-area-hreflang"><code>hreflang</code></dfn>, and <dfn id="dom-area-type" title="dom-area-type"><code>type</code></dfn>, each must
+  </ol><p>The IDL attributes <dfn id="dom-area-alt" title="dom-area-alt"><code>alt</code></dfn>, <dfn id="dom-area-coords" title="dom-area-coords"><code>coords</code></dfn>, <dfn id="dom-area-href" title="dom-area-href"><code>href</code></dfn>, <dfn id="dom-area-target" title="dom-area-target"><code>target</code></dfn>,
+  <dfn id="dom-area-rel" title="dom-area-rel"><code>rel</code></dfn>, <dfn id="dom-area-media" title="dom-area-media"><code>media</code></dfn>, <dfn id="dom-area-hreflang" title="dom-area-hreflang"><code>hreflang</code></dfn>, and <dfn id="dom-area-type" title="dom-area-type"><code>type</code></dfn>, each must
   <a href="#reflect">reflect</a> the respective content attributes of the same
   name.</p>
 
@@ -37343,13 +37335,7 @@
   attribute, if present, must be a <a href="#valid-browsing-context-name-or-keyword">valid browsing context name
   or keyword</a>. It gives the name of the <a href="#browsing-context">browsing
   context</a> that will be used. <span class="impl">User agents use
-  this name when <a href="#following-hyperlinks">following hyperlinks</a>.</span><p>The <dfn id="ping" title="attr-hyperlink-ping"><code>ping</code></dfn> attribute, if
-  present, gives the URLs of the resources that are interested in
-  being notified if the user follows the hyperlink. The value must be
-  a <a href="#set-of-space-separated-tokens">set of space-separated tokens</a>, each of which must be a
-  <a href="#valid-url" title="valid URL">valid URL</a>. <span class="impl">The
-  value is used by the user agent for <a href="#hyperlink-auditing">hyperlink
-  auditing</a>.</span><p>For <code><a href="#the-a-element">a</a></code> and <code><a href="#the-area-element">area</a></code> elements that represent
+  this name when <a href="#following-hyperlinks">following hyperlinks</a>.</span><p>For <code><a href="#the-a-element">a</a></code> and <code><a href="#the-area-element">area</a></code> elements that represent
   hyperlinks, the relationship between the document containing the
   hyperlink and the destination resource indicated by the hyperlink is
   given by the value of the element's <dfn id="attr-hyperlink-rel" title="attr-hyperlink-rel"><code>rel</code></dfn> attribute, which
@@ -37436,123 +37422,7 @@
   which the hyperlink's element in question is associated as the
   <a href="#source-browsing-context">source browsing context</a>.</p>
 
-
-  <h5 id="hyperlink-auditing"><span class="secno">4.12.2.1 </span><dfn>Hyperlink auditing</dfn></h5><p class="XXX annotation"><b>Status: </b><i>Last call for comments. </i><span><a href="http://www.w3.org/html/wg/tracker/issues/1">ISSUE-1</a> (PINGPOST) and <a href="http://www.w3.org/html/wg/tracker/issues/2">ISSUE-2</a> (PINGUI) block progress to Last Call</span></p>
-
-  <p>If an <code><a href="#the-a-element">a</a></code> or <code><a href="#the-area-element">area</a></code> hyperlink element has a
-  <code title="attr-hyperlink-ping"><a href="#ping">ping</a></code> attribute, and the
-  user follows the hyperlink, and the hyperlink's <a href="#url">URL</a> can
-  be <a href="#resolve-a-url" title="resolve a url">resolved</a>, relative to the
-  hyperlink element, without failure, then the user agent must take
-  the <code title="attr-hyperlink-ping"><a href="#ping">ping</a></code> attribute's value,
-  <a href="#split-a-string-on-spaces" title="split a string on spaces">split that string on
-  spaces</a>, <a href="#resolve-a-url" title="resolve a url">resolve</a> each
-  resulting token relative to the hyperlink element, and then should
-  send a request (as described below) to each of the resulting <a href="#absolute-url" title="absolute URL">absolute URLs</a>. (Tokens that fail to
-  resolve are ignored.) This may be done in parallel with the primary
-  request, and is independent of the result of that request.</p>
-
-  <p>User agents should allow the user to adjust this behavior, for
-  example in conjunction with a setting that disables the sending of
-  HTTP <code title="http-referer">Referer</code> (sic) headers. Based
-  on the user's preferences, UAs may either <a href="#ignore">ignore</a> the
-  <code title="attr-hyperlink-ping"><a href="#ping">ping</a></code> attribute altogether,
-  or selectively ignore URLs in the list (e.g. ignoring any
-  third-party URLs).</p>
-
-  <p>For URLs that are HTTP URLs, the requests must be performed by
-  <a href="#fetch" title="fetch">fetching</a> the specified URLs using the
-  POST method, with an entity body with the <a href="#mime-type">MIME type</a>
-  <code><a href="#text-ping">text/ping</a></code> consisting of the four-character string
-  "<code title="">PING</code>", from the <a href="#origin">origin</a> of the
-  <code><a href="#document">Document</a></code> containing the <a href="#hyperlink">hyperlink</a>. <!--
-  not http-origin privacy sensitive --> All relevant cookie and HTTP
-  authentication headers must be included in the request. Which other
-  headers are required depends on the URLs involved.</p>
-
-  <dl class="switch"><dt>If both the <a href="#the-document-s-address" title="the document's address">address</a>
-   of the <code><a href="#document">Document</a></code> object containing the hyperlink being
-   audited and the ping URL have the <a href="#same-origin">same origin</a></dt>
-
-   <dd>The request must include a <code title="http-ping-from"><a href="#ping-from">Ping-From</a></code> HTTP header with, as its
-   value, the <a href="#the-document-s-address" title="the document's address">address</a> of
-   the document containing the hyperlink, and a <code title="http-ping-to"><a href="#ping-to">Ping-To</a></code> HTTP header with, as its value,
-   the address of the <a href="#absolute-url">absolute URL</a> of the target of the
-   hyperlink. The request must not include a <code title="http-referer">Referer</code> (sic) HTTP header. <!-- because
-   otherwise it would look like a trustable same-origin POST --></dd>
-
-   <dt>Otherwise, if the origins are different, but the document
-   containing the hyperlink being audited was not retrieved over an
-   encrypted connection</dt>
-
-   <dd>The request must include a <code title="http-referer">Referer</code> (sic) HTTP header with, as its
-   value, the <a href="#the-document-s-current-address" title="the document's current address">current
-   address</a> of the document containing the hyperlink, a <code title="http-ping-from"><a href="#ping-from">Ping-From</a></code> HTTP header with the same
-   value, and a <code title="http-ping-to"><a href="#ping-to">Ping-To</a></code> HTTP header
-   with, as its value, the address of the target of the
-   hyperlink.</dd>
-
-   <dt>Otherwise, the origins are different and the document
-   containing the hyperlink being audited was retrieved over an
-   encrypted connection</dt>
-
-   <dd>The request must include a <code title="http-ping-to"><a href="#ping-to">Ping-To</a></code> HTTP header with, as its value,
-   the address of the target of the hyperlink. The request must
-   neither include a <code title="http-referer">Referer</code> (sic)
-   HTTP header nor include a <code title="http-ping-from"><a href="#ping-from">Ping-From</a></code> HTTP header.</dd>
-
-  </dl><p class="note">To save bandwidth, implementors might also wish to
-  consider omitting optional headers such as <code>Accept</code> from
-  these requests.</p>
-
-  <p>User agents must, unless otherwise specified by the user, honor
-  the HTTP headers (including, in particular, redirects and HTTP
-  cookie headers), but must ignore any entity bodies returned in the
-  responses. User agents may close the connection prematurely once
-  they start receiving an entity body. <a href="#refsCOOKIES">[COOKIES]</a></p>
-
-  <p>For URLs that are not HTTP URLs, the requests must be performed
-  by <a href="#fetch" title="fetch">fetching</a> the specified URL normally,
-  and discarding the results.</p>
-
-  <p>When the <code title="attr-hyperlink-ping"><a href="#ping">ping</a></code> attribute is
-  present, user agents should clearly indicate to the user that
-  following the hyperlink will also cause secondary requests to be
-  sent in the background, possibly including listing the actual target
-  URLs.</p>
-
-  <p class="example">For example, a visual user agent could include
-  the hostnames of the target ping URLs along with the hyperlink's
-  actual URL in a status bar or tooltip.</p>
-
-  </div><div class="note">
-
-   <p>The <code title="attr-hyperlink-ping"><a href="#ping">ping</a></code> attribute is redundant
-   with pre-existing technologies like HTTP redirects and JavaScript
-   in allowing Web pages to track which off-site links are most
-   popular or allowing advertisers to track click-through rates.</p>
-
-   <p>However, the <code title="attr-hyperlink-ping"><a href="#ping">ping</a></code> attribute
-   provides these advantages to the user over those alternatives:</p>
-
-   <ul><li>It allows the user to see the final target URL
-    unobscured.</li>
-
-    <li>It allows the UA to inform the user about the out-of-band
-    notifications.</li>
-
-    <li>It allows the user to disable the notifications without losing
-    the underlying link functionality.</li>
-
-    <li>It allows the UA to optimize the use of available network
-    bandwidth so that the target page loads faster.</li>
-
-   </ul><p>Thus, while it is possible to track users without this feature,
-   authors are encouraged to use the <code title="attr-hyperlink-ping"><a href="#ping">ping</a></code> attribute so that the user
-   agent can make the user experience more transparent.</p>
-
-  </div><!-- resolving ping urls happens at audit time, so base URL changes
-  affect the values of ping attributes --><h4 id="linkTypes"><span class="secno">4.12.3 </span>Link types</h4><p class="XXX annotation"><b>Status: </b><i>Last call for comments</i><p>The following table summarizes the link types that are defined by
+  </div><h4 id="linkTypes"><span class="secno">4.12.3 </span>Link types</h4><p class="XXX annotation"><b>Status: </b><i>Last call for comments</i><p>The following table summarizes the link types that are defined by
   this specification. This table is non-normative; the actual
   definitions for the link types are given in the next few
   sections.<p>In this section, the term <i>referenced document</i> refers to
@@ -63472,10 +63342,6 @@
   destination of <a href="#hyperlink" title="hyperlink">hyperlinks</a> and of
   <a href="#the-form-element" title="form">forms</a> before triggering their <a href="#navigate" title="navigate">navigation</a>.</p>
 
-  <p>User agents are expected to inform the user of whether a
-  <a href="#hyperlink">hyperlink</a> includes <a href="#hyperlink-auditing">hyperlink auditing</a>, and
-  to let them know at a minimum which domains will be contacted as
-  part of such auditing.</p>
 
   <p>User agents are expected to allow users to <a href="#navigate">navigate</a>
   <a href="#browsing-context" title="browsing context">browsing contexts</a> to the
@@ -65318,91 +65184,7 @@
    <dt>Change controller:</dt>
    <dd>W3C and WHATWG</dd>
   </dl><p>Fragment identifiers have no meaning with
-  <code><a href="#text-cache-manifest">text/cache-manifest</a></code> resources.<h3 id="text-ping"><span class="secno">12.5 </span><dfn><code>text/ping</code></dfn></h3><p>This registration is for community review and will be submitted
-  to the IESG for review, approval, and registration with IANA.</p><!--
-   To: ietf-types@iana.org
-   Subject: Registration of media type text/ping
-  --><dl><dt>Type name:</dt>
-   <dd>text</dd>
-   <dt>Subtype name:</dt>
-   <dd>ping</dd>
-   <dt>Required parameters:</dt>
-   <dd>No parameters</dd>
-   <dt>Optional parameters:</dt>
-   <dd>No parameters</dd>
-   <dt>Encoding considerations:</dt>
-   <dd>Not applicable.</dd>
-   <dt>Security considerations:</dt>
-   <dd>
-    <p>If used exclusively in the fashion described in the context of
-    <a href="#hyperlink-auditing">hyperlink auditing</a>, this type introduces no new
-    security concerns.</p>
-   </dd>
-   <dt>Interoperability considerations:</dt>
-   <dd>
-    Rules applicable to this type are defined in this specification.
-   </dd>
-   <dt>Published specification:</dt>
-   <dd>
-    This document is the relevant specification.
-   </dd>
-   <dt>Applications that use this media type:</dt>
-   <dd>
-    Web browsers.
-   </dd>
-   <dt>Additional information:</dt>
-   <dd>
-    <dl><dt>Magic number(s):</dt>
-     <dd><code><a href="#text-ping">text/ping</a></code> resources always consist of the four
-     bytes 0x50 0x49 0x4E 0x47 (ASCII 'PING').</dd>
-     <dt>File extension(s):</dt>
-     <dd>No specific file extension is recommended for this type.</dd>
-     <dt>Macintosh file type code(s):</dt>
-     <dd>No specific Macintosh file type codes are recommended for this type.</dd>
-    </dl></dd>
-   <dt>Person &amp; email address to contact for further information:</dt>
-   <dd>Ian Hickson &lt;ian@hixie.ch&gt;</dd>
-   <dt>Intended usage:</dt>
-   <dd>Common</dd>
-   <dt>Restrictions on usage:</dt>
-   <dd>Only intended for use with HTTP POST requests generated as part
-   of a Web browser's processing of the <code title="attr-hyperlink-ping"><a href="#ping">ping</a></code> attribute.</dd>
-   <dt>Author:</dt>
-   <dd>Ian Hickson &lt;ian@hixie.ch&gt;</dd>
-   <dt>Change controller:</dt>
-   <dd>W3C and WHATWG</dd>
-  </dl><p>Fragment identifiers have no meaning with
-  <code><a href="#text-ping">text/ping</a></code> resources.<h3 id="ping-from"><span class="secno">12.6 </span><dfn title="http-ping-from"><code>Ping-From</code></dfn></h3><p class="XXX annotation"><b>Status: </b><i>Last call for comments</i><p>This section describes a header field for registration in the
-  Permanent Message Header Field Registry.  <a href="#refsRFC3864">[RFC3864]</a><dl><dt>Header field name</dt>
-   <dd>Ping-From</dd>
-   <dt>Applicable protocol</dt>
-   <dd>http</dd>
-   <dt>Status</dt>
-   <dd>standard</dd>
-   <dt>Author/Change controller</dt>
-   <dd>W3C and WHATWG</dd>
-   <dt>Specification document(s)</dt>
-   <dd>
-    This document is the relevant specification.
-   </dd>
-   <dt>Related information</dt>
-   <dd>None.</dd>   
-  </dl><h3 id="ping-to"><span class="secno">12.7 </span><dfn title="http-ping-to"><code>Ping-To</code></dfn></h3><p class="XXX annotation"><b>Status: </b><i>Last call for comments</i><p>This section describes a header field for registration in the
-  Permanent Message Header Field Registry.  <a href="#refsRFC3864">[RFC3864]</a><dl><dt>Header field name</dt>
-   <dd>Ping-To</dd>
-   <dt>Applicable protocol</dt>
-   <dd>http</dd>
-   <dt>Status</dt>
-   <dd>standard</dd>
-   <dt>Author/Change controller</dt>
-   <dd>W3C and WHATWG</dd>
-   <dt>Specification document(s)</dt>
-   <dd>
-    This document is the relevant specification.
-   </dd>
-   <dt>Related information</dt>
-   <dd>None.</dd>   
-  </dl><h2 class="no-num" id="index">Index</h2><p class="XXX annotation"><b>Status: </b><i>Implemented and widely deployed</i><div class="impl">
+  <code><a href="#text-cache-manifest">text/cache-manifest</a></code> resources.<h2 class="no-num" id="index">Index</h2><p class="XXX annotation"><b>Status: </b><i>Implemented and widely deployed</i><div class="impl">
 
   <p>The following sections only cover conforming elements and features.</p>
 
@@ -65424,7 +65206,6 @@
      <td><a href="#global-attributes" title="global attributes">globals</a>;
          <code title="attr-hyperlink-href"><a href="#attr-hyperlink-href">href</a></code>;
          <code title="attr-hyperlink-target"><a href="#attr-hyperlink-target">target</a></code>;
-         <code title="attr-hyperlink-ping"><a href="#ping">ping</a></code>;
          <code title="attr-hyperlink-rel"><a href="#attr-hyperlink-rel">rel</a></code>;
          <code title="attr-hyperlink-media"><a href="#attr-hyperlink-media">media</a></code>;
          <code title="attr-hyperlink-hreflang"><a href="#attr-hyperlink-hreflang">hreflang</a></code>;
@@ -65458,7 +65239,6 @@
          <code title="attr-area-shape"><a href="#attr-area-shape">shape</a></code>;
          <code title="attr-hyperlink-href"><a href="#attr-hyperlink-href">href</a></code>;
          <code title="attr-hyperlink-target"><a href="#attr-hyperlink-target">target</a></code>;
-         <code title="attr-hyperlink-ping"><a href="#ping">ping</a></code>;
          <code title="attr-hyperlink-rel"><a href="#attr-hyperlink-rel">rel</a></code>;
          <code title="attr-hyperlink-media"><a href="#attr-hyperlink-media">media</a></code>;
          <code title="attr-hyperlink-hreflang"><a href="#attr-hyperlink-hreflang">hreflang</a></code>;
@@ -67152,11 +66932,6 @@
      <td> <code title="attr-input-pattern"><a href="#attr-input-pattern">input</a></code>
      <td> Pattern to be matched by the form control's value
      <td> Regular expression matching the JavaScript <i title="">Pattern</i> production
-    <tr><th> <code title="">ping</code>
-     <td> <code title="attr-hyperlink-ping"><a href="#ping">a</a></code>;
-          <code title="attr-hyperlink-ping"><a href="#ping">area</a></code>
-     <td> <a href="#url" title="URL">URLs</a> to ping
-     <td> <a href="#set-of-space-separated-tokens">Set of space-separated tokens</a> consisting of <a href="#valid-url" title="valid URL">valid URLs</a>
     <tr><th> <code title="">placeholder</code>
      <td> <code title="attr-input-placeholder"><a href="#attr-input-placeholder">input</a></code>;
           <code title="attr-textarea-placeholder"><a href="#attr-textarea-placeholder">textarea</a></code>
@@ -68610,11 +68385,6 @@
    <dd><cite><a href="http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc3548.txt">The Base16, Base32,
    and Base64 Data Encodings</a></cite>, S. Josefsson. IETF.</dd>
 
-   <dt id="refsRFC3864">[RFC3864]</dt>
-   <dd><cite><a href="http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc3864.txt">Registration Procedures
-   for Message Header Fields</a></cite>, G. Klyne, M. Nottingham,
-   J. Mogul. IETF.</dd>
-
    <dt id="refsRFC3986">[RFC3986]</dt>
    <dd><cite><a href="http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc3986.txt">Uniform Resource
    Identifier (URI): Generic Syntax</a></cite>, T. Berners-Lee, R. Fielding, L.
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