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Re: a/@ping discussion (ISSUE-1 and ISSUE-2), was: An HTML language specification vs. a browser specification

From: Kornel Lesinski <kornel@geekhood.net>
Date: Tue, 25 Nov 2008 00:13:39 -0000
To: "Julian Reschke" <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Cc: "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.uk5ew1t6ptj49s@aimac.local>

On Mon, 24 Nov 2008 22:59:55 -0000, Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>  
wrote:

> I'm also concerned that UAs may implement the protocol part and neglect  
> the UI part (which essentially is what almost happened in Firefox 3).

I'd like to point out that google.com is already tracking links without  
exposing that fact in UI:

<a onmousedown="return clk(this.href,'','','res','1','')" class="l"  
href="http://example.com/foo">example.com/foo</a>

Lack of UI for ping attribute couldn't be worse than that, but good  
implementation could improve the situation.

There doesn't have to be visible UI - for example browsers could suppress  
ping attribute when in Private/Incognito mode.

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regards, Kornel Lesinski
Received on Tuesday, 25 November 2008 00:14:27 GMT

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