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From: Mike Dierken <mdierken@hotmail.com>
Date: Sat, 22 Oct 2005 18:08:57 -0700
Message-ID: <BAY101-DAV143C9FAFA3D77019782F08D8740@phx.gbl>
> Mike Dierken wrote:
> 
> >How about not putting this notification URI in the anchors at all - 
> >what about putting some metadata in the <head> element that 
> indicates 
> >that /all/ links clicked should send a notification to the 
> indicated service?
> >
> That idea has several obvious flaws, the two most important 
> being that you wouldn't be able to have different "pings" for 
> different links (ads from different providers, for example), 
> and it would force all links on a page to "ping", which is 
> very rarely desired.
> 
Yes - you are right of course. I wasn't thinking clearly of the actual
use-case, just over-generalizing.
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