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[whatwg] Adoption Agency Algorithm

From: Anne van Kesteren <fora@annevankesteren.nl>
Date: Sat, 28 Jan 2006 11:04:29 +0100
Message-ID: <20060128110429.tub5auzfye8ggg4s@webmail.annevankesteren.nl>
Quoting Ian Hickson <ian at hixie.ch>:
> Another problem (which I just noticed on CNN.com) is that if we say that
> <noframes> creates nodes, browsers will be creating nodes for <img>
> elements that previously they were not creating, which will cause a
> different set of images to be fetched from the server.

This would be a problem for statistics programms which rely on this mechanism
more or less to detect who browses without scripting. (This is very common so
it would break a lot of pages.)

As the specification is currently defined it seems fine. The only "problem" is
that a page would have to be reparsed when the user disables scripting or

Anne van Kesteren
Received on Saturday, 28 January 2006 02:04:29 UTC

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