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Re: Pre-fetch rough draft

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Thu, 08 Nov 2012 17:45:55 +0100
Message-ID: <509BE1C3.7020303@gmx.de>
To: Sergey Nikitin <nop@yandex-team.ru>
CC: Michael Nordman <michaeln@google.com>, Mounir Lamouri <mounir@lamouri.fr>, public-webapps WG <public-webapps@w3.org>, chaals@myopera.com
On 2012-11-08 17:31, Sergey Nikitin wrote:
> ...
> Maybe you never visited the page or your cookies are expired (or you logged out).
> And visiting any page (with all cookies/other headers) is irreversible action. It affects statistics, it could do something without your knowledge (marking message as read in your webmail?). Yes I know about special header browser should send to a server, but I've never heard about any site supporting it.
> ...

Visiting a page should be a "safe" action; we shouldn't design 
extensions to address cases where people get this wrong.

> Also generating a whole page just for metadata in it is a waste of server's CPU time.

You don't need to generate the page (there's the HTTP HEAD method).

Best regards, Julian
Received on Thursday, 8 November 2012 16:46:32 UTC

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