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Re: Does the NY Times Paywall Misuse HTTP GET?

From: Eric J. Bowman <eric@bisonsystems.net>
Date: Tue, 13 Dec 2011 23:19:22 -0700
To: Noah Mendelsohn <nrm@arcanedomain.com>
Cc: "www-tag@w3.org" <www-tag@w3.org>
Message-Id: <20111213231922.d3eaa8d7.eric@bisonsystems.net>
Noah Mendelsohn wrote:
> Every month the New York Times gives me 20 units of value to spend.
> They happen to be accesses to their published articles. Each time I
> do a GET to one of those articles, my account is decremented.

Gotcha -- NYT's holding the user-agent accountable for the side effects
of a safe method.  I hadn't thought of it like that.  I've only hit the
wall once and it was late on the last day of a month, so I didn't stop
to ponder.

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