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

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Tue, 25 Nov 2008 02:05:35 +0000 (UTC)
To: Jim Jewett <jimjjewett@gmail.com>
Cc: public-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0811250202270.17401@hixie.dreamhostps.com>

On Mon, 24 Nov 2008, Jim Jewett wrote:
> 
> Ian Hickson wrote:
> > I don't understand how the semantics differ from POST, so I'm really the
> > wrong person to write that document.
> 
> http://www.w3.org/Protocols/rfc2616/rfc2616-sec9.html#sec9.5
> 
> "The POST method is used to request that the origin server accept the 
> entity enclosed in the request" -- but there is no entity, and that 
> isn't what this ping is really about.

Hmm... would this work?:

  The PING method is used to report to the origin server that the client 
  has navigated from one resource to another on behalf of a user.

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