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

Julian Reschke wrote:
> My experience is that most people do understand the difference between a 
> link and a button.

Really?  Given the number of links out there that perform non-idempotent and 
unsafe actions, and the number of buttons that perform idempotent and safe 
actions, I'd be quite surprised by that.

People do understand the difference between a "search" link or button and a "buy 
this" link or button.  But that's a matter of context, not of mechanism.  I 
agree that typical users understand context.  They don't understand mechanism, 
nor should they need to.

> Also, the fact that it's possible to *obscure* that

Not only possible, but commonly done.  And not even on purpose.

> isn't a good argument in favor of adding more stuff like this.

More stuff like what?


Received on Thursday, 8 November 2007 21:27:30 UTC