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Re: Feedback on the ping="" attribute (ISSUE-1)

From: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
Date: Tue, 06 Nov 2007 23:11:17 -0600
Message-ID: <473148F5.5060203@mit.edu>
To: Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>
CC: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>, Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>, HTML WG List <public-html@w3.org>

Mark Baker wrote:
> That sounds like "safe".  "idempotent", for a message, means that any
> series of identical messages means the same as just one.

OK.  Let's start here, since we seem to have some agreement on this.

Can we agree that for ping a series of identical messages is NOT in fact the 
same as just one?  And that therefore ping is not idempotent?

-Boris
Received on Wednesday, 7 November 2007 05:12:00 UTC

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