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Re: Feedback on the ping="" attribute (ISSUE-1)

From: Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>
Date: Sat, 03 Nov 2007 13:04:41 +0100
Message-ID: <472C63D9.1050705@lachy.id.au>
To: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
CC: HTML WG List <public-html@w3.org>

Julian Reschke wrote:
> Finally, my understanding was that the ping URI does *not* point to the 
> ad server ...

The ping URI points to whichever server is providing the tracking 
service.  It may be on the same server as the page itself, it may be on 
the ad server or some other third party.  Where it points is entirely up 
the the author.

> (which sees the GET on the href target + the Referer header), 
> but for the convenience of the site *containing* the hyperlink.

I'm not sure I understand what you mean by that, the href doesn't point 
the the ad server, it points the the final destination (the advertiser 
in this case) and the Referer HTTP header is irrelevant.

Lachlan Hunt - Opera Software
Received on Saturday, 3 November 2007 12:05:05 UTC

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