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

From: Jon Barnett <jonbarnett@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 13 Nov 2007 11:09:33 -0600
Message-ID: <bde87dd20711130909o73f79967y48262ce89a775307@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Julian Reschke" <julian.reschke@gmx.de>, "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>

On Nov 13, 2007 3:32 AM, Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de> wrote:
> Jon Barnett wrote:
>
> > And the only reason for making that point is to show why POST is
> > appropriate for @ping - it performs an action that shouldn't be
> > repeated by accident.  In the case of @ping, the user doesn't need to
> > see a warning because the final destination was a GET request, but the
> > browser knows not to repeat the POST request without explicit action
> >>from the user (actually clicking the link that causes the ping).
>
> Sorry, no. A refresh of a page doesn't constitute what HTML5 calls
> "following a hyperlink". That is, refreshing a page (or accessing it
> again through bookmarks) will never initiate the "ping", so what you say
> is not relevant for our discussion.
>

We're saying the same thing here.  The ping should not be repeated
just by simply pressing the refresh button.  The ping is a POST
request, and shouldn't be repeated without the user's explicit action
(clicking the hyperlink).  This is why POST is appropriate.  Where do
we disagree here?
Received on Tuesday, 13 November 2007 17:09:40 GMT

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