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

From: Jim Jewett <jimjjewett@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 24 Nov 2008 21:31:30 -0500
Message-ID: <fb6fbf560811241831o1e73d05cje7cec9cc36b0cf59@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Ian Hickson" <ian@hixie.ch>
Cc: public-html@w3.org

On Mon, Nov 24, 2008 at 9:05 PM, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> wrote:
> On Mon, 24 Nov 2008, Jim Jewett wrote:
>> 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.

I wouldn't use the word "origin", since the host being pinged may not
have sent anything to the client before.

I do not know how well a new method will work across proxies in practice.

Other than that, it meets all objections of which I am aware.

-jJ
Received on Tuesday, 25 November 2008 02:32:05 UTC

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