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Re: Unsafe GET becoming more popular?

From: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 15 Jun 2009 12:06:07 -0500
To: noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com
Cc: www-tag@w3.org
Message-Id: <1245085567.5418.43381.camel@pav.lan>
On Mon, 2009-06-15 at 13:02 -0400, noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com wrote:
> [...] I just noticed the Twit 
> [3] from JetBlue.  It says:
> 
>         "Wisdom of crowds time
>         What's your favorite JetBlue
>         snack http://tr.im/jbsnacks:
>         Blue Chips (1) or Munchies
>         Mix (2) ? http://tinyurl.com/d4gjww"
> 
> It's not 100% clear that votes are being tallied based on the link you 
> click, but it seems implicit in the "wisdom of crowds" leadin.

No, votes are cast in twitter replies. This case seems fine, to me.

>   I suppose 
> that if the Google crawler finds this particular Twit, it will cast one 
> vote for each snack, and move on.
> 
> Noah
> 
> [1] http://www.w3.org/2001/tag/doc/whenToUseGet.html#safe
> [2] http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc2616.txt
> [3] http://twitter.com/JetBlue/statuses/2178983316

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