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Proposal to add ping="" to HTML 5.1

From: Edward O'Connor <eoconnor@apple.com>
Date: Wed, 27 Feb 2013 09:48:11 -0800
To: public-html@w3.org
Message-id: <m2ip5d642s.fsf@eoconnor.apple.com>

Steve suggests[1] that we revisit the decision[2] to exclude <a ping>
from the spec, especially given that it's implemented in both WebKit[4]
and Gecko[5]. In the original CfC[3], Maciej wrote:

> [W]e now seem to have consensus that it is ok to drop this feature
> from HTML5[.0...] The feature could still be proposed again for a
> later issue of HTML, or the issue could be re-raised if new
> information is provided (such as implementation experience or
> server-side deployment experience.)

All things being equal, I think we should err on the side of specifying
features with implementations in multiple browser engines.


1. https://twitter.com/stevefaulkner/status/306781110367571970
2. http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2010Mar/0132.html
3. http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2010Feb/0795.html
4. http://trac.webkit.org/browser/trunk/Source/WebCore/html/HTMLAnchorElement.idl#L28
5. http://mxr.mozilla.org/mozilla-central/source/dom/interfaces/html/nsIDOMHTMLAnchorElement.idl#25
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