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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 09:12:00 +0000 (UTC)
To: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Cc: Jim Jewett <jimjjewett@gmail.com>, public-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0811250845290.17401@hixie.dreamhostps.com>

Revised as requested (not sure I used the right terminology, so feel free 
to fix it up as needed):

The AUDITNAV method is used to report a page navigation. The Request-URI 
represents a link auditing processor. The source and target of the page 
navigation are reported using the Ping-From and Ping-To methods. If the 
Content-Type header is omitted, the body must be empty. The entity body, 
if present, must be used to include further information regarding the page 
navigation, using the rules defined for the entity's Content-Type.

The server's response must have an entity body (though it may be empty). 
The client is expected to ignore the entity body in the response, but it 
may be used for debugging purposes.

Responses to this method are not cacheable.

This method is safe (the user will not be held accountable for the 
request) but not idempotent (each request causes new side-effects, so the 
request should not be replayed).

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