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Re: Unsafe GET becoming more popular?

From: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>
Date: Tue, 16 Jun 2009 20:15:19 +1000
Cc: noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com, www-tag@w3.org
Message-Id: <23012B73-CD33-4EED-8BD0-C99A010C65F0@mnot.net>
To: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
My impression was that it was getting better; after the experiences of  
the Google prefetcher thingy, and some evangelisation, the majority of  
the "unsubscribe me" links in e-mails I get lead to a page with a  
form, not an unsafe GET.

YMMV, of course.


On 16/06/2009, at 3:06 AM, Dan Connolly wrote:

> 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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