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

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Thu, 27 Nov 2008 14:37:21 +0100
Message-ID: <492EA291.5020404@gmx.de>
To: Kornel Lesinski <kornel@geekhood.net>
CC: "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>

Kornel Lesinski 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>

Evil.

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

Yes, it could. Haven't seen a good implementation yet, though.

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

Of course.

BR, Julian
Received on Thursday, 27 November 2008 13:38:10 UTC

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