Method for A? (fwd)

MegaZone (
Thu, 25 Sep 1997 10:51:40 -0700 (PDT)

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Date: Thu, 25 Sep 1997 10:51:40 -0700 (PDT)
From: MegaZone <>
Subject: Method for A? (fwd)

Once upon a time Mike Meyer shaped the electrons to say...
>The A tag has no such attribute, nor any other method to let the
>author select which of the two HTTP methods should be used.  When an

I have never seen any need for POST on A.  POST is only needed when 
sending volumes of data to a server, which only results from FORM 
submissions.  I have never in 5 years of working on the web seen any
need for POST associated with A.

>GET semantics. These are also used to fetch objects that do not obey
>the semantics of the GET method, and adding a METHOD attribute where
>appropriate should probably be examined.

Please provide a concrete example.  I see nothing in the current 
specification that would require METHOD on A.  And if you did it on A
remember there are other links - such as image maps.

What exactly do you need this for?

IMHO moot point - I don't think any major vendor would bother with it.

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