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Re: Proposed HTML ping attribute

From: Karl Dubost <karl@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2008 11:59:04 +0900
Cc: www-tag@w3.org
Message-Id: <F29E12C0-2174-4A45-AE99-7FC07496E7C5@w3.org>
To: L.David Baron <dbaron@dbaron.org>


Le 16 janv. 2008 à 07:38, L. David Baron a écrit :
> Considering that script can already do lots of things when a user
> clicks a link (including send pings), having such user interface
> already requires solving the halting problem.

The user has the choice to de-activate the scripting.

http://www.w3.org/html/wg/html5/#hyperlink0
	"User agents should allow the user to adjust
	this behaviour, for example in conjunction with
	a setting that disables the sending of HTTP
	Referer headers. Based on the user's preferences,
	UAs may either ignore the ping attribute altogether,
	or selectively ignore URIs in the list (e.g.
	ignoring any third-party URIs)."

This should be a lot stronger. The user agent MUST allow the user to  
disable the ping attribute.  Any features in technology which help to  
get more information about individual behaviours or people should  
always be equated with stronger possibilities of choices and tuning  
from the user.  The user is first, the technology is second.



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