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

From: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
Date: Wed, 07 Nov 2007 10:56:35 -0600
Message-ID: <4731EE43.7070409@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:
> Since we're looking for common ground, as I mentioned before, I agree
> that a pinged server will probably behave non-idempotently.

OK.  Good.

> But that's orthogonal to the meaning of the message it receives.

How so?  The message is "A link was clicked".  This is fundamentally a 
non-idempotent message: multiple link clicks are not the same as a single link 
click.

-Boris
Received on Wednesday, 7 November 2007 16:57:02 GMT

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