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Re: CfC: Adopt ISSUE-1 PINGUI / ISSUE-2 PINGPOST Change Proposal to remove @ping from HTML5

From: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Date: Tue, 23 Feb 2010 19:03:35 -0800
Cc: "public-html@w3.org WG" <public-html@w3.org>
Message-id: <2D573FEC-BB13-4D10-A20A-7433596C620E@apple.com>
To: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>

On Feb 23, 2010, at 6:38 PM, Maciej Stachowiak wrote:

> The original Change Proposal for these two issues proposed removing  
> the <a ping> attribute and associated hyperlink auditing feature.  
> Although we had a counter-proposal, we now seem to have consensus  
> that it is ok to drop this feature from HTML5. Thus, we should adopt  
> the Change Proposal to remove the feature. The feature could still  
> be proposed again for a later issue of HTML, or the issue could be  
> re-raised if new information is provided (such as implementation  
> experience  or server-side deployment experience.)
> If there are no objections, these two issues will be closed on March  
> 2, 2010.
> http://dev.w3.org/html5/status/issue-status.html#ISSUE-001
> http://www.w3.org/html/wg/tracker/issues/1
> http://dev.w3.org/html5/status/issue-status.html#ISSUE-002
> http://www.w3.org/html/wg/tracker/issues/2

A clarification on this: it's my understanding that the ping attribute  
will likely remain in the WHATWG's extended spec, which also includes  
other "future development" features that may be proposed for future  
versions of HTML, such as the <device> element. I do not expect anyone  
will have a problem with this, but I wanted to make this clear so  
there is no misunderstanding.

Received on Wednesday, 24 February 2010 03:04:09 UTC

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