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[whatwg] Feedback on the ping="" attribute (ISSUE-1)

From: Krzysztof Żelechowski <giecrilj@stegny.2a.pl>
Date: Sat, 03 Nov 2007 18:03:38 +0100
Message-ID: <1194109419.5929.48.camel@a1dmin>
Dnia 02-11-2007, pi? o godzinie 22:05 +0000, Ian Hickson napisa?(a):
> On Sun, 28 Oct 2007, Roy T. Fielding wrote:
> >
> > Aside from all of the other issues, my vote would be to remove the ping 
> > attribute from the specification.  It is not a desirable feature.
[snip]
> > It is not sufficient for accurate user tracking (mandatory in the realm 
> > of referral payments)
[snip]
> > and is completely redundant to the current features provided by HTTP 
> > (cookies and referrer)
> 
> I don't understand how either cookies or referrers could be used here. 
> Could you elaborate? That's certainly not how tracking is more commonly 
> done today.

A client can simply reward the referrer for referring the user to it.
What is simpler than that?

Cheers,
Chris
Received on Saturday, 3 November 2007 10:03:38 GMT

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