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

From: Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>
Date: Wed, 7 Nov 2007 07:57:00 -0500
Message-ID: <e9dffd640711070457n6e71497bwdbfe76a6b2468b24@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Boris Zbarsky" <bzbarsky@mit.edu>
Cc: "Ian Hickson" <ian@hixie.ch>, "Julian Reschke" <julian.reschke@gmx.de>, "HTML WG List" <public-html@w3.org>

On 11/7/07, Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@mit.edu> wrote:
> Now if your claim is that clicking on a link must never result in non-idempotent
> messages being sent to the server, that's a separate issue.

No, it's not a separate issue at all.  In fact it's the only concern
that matters.  Messages sent by user agents must reflect the intent of
the user.

Since we're looking for common ground, as I mentioned before, I agree
that a pinged server will probably behave non-idempotently.  But
that's orthogonal to the meaning of the message it receives.

Mark.
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