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[whatwg] Solving the login/logout problem in HTML

From: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Date: Wed, 26 Nov 2008 13:26:38 +0200
Message-ID: <A10C36E0-0E7C-4A0D-ADA9-300CE3A20497@iki.fi>
On Nov 26, 2008, at 13:19, Julian Reschke wrote:

> So wouldn't it make sense to address the common use case so that it  
> doesn't require the "bot" (the non-HTML UA) to parse the response  
> body?

That seems like a bad optimization. Adding an off-the-shelf HTML  
parser to a bot is much easier than tuning the general crawling  
functionality and task-specific functionality of a bot.

Henri Sivonen
hsivonen at iki.fi
Received on Wednesday, 26 November 2008 03:26:38 UTC

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