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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 02:39:52 +0000 (UTC)
To: Jim Jewett <jimjjewett@gmail.com>
Cc: public-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0811250239120.17401@hixie.dreamhostps.com>

On Mon, 24 Nov 2008, Jim Jewett wrote:
> 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'll let Julian fix the text to be whatever would be appropriate for the 
spec.


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

Ok Julian, the text you asked for it above.

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