[whatwg] <a href="" ping="">
Charles Iliya Krempeaux
supercanadian at gmail.com
Fri Oct 21 15:53:57 PDT 2005
On 10/21/05, Ian Hickson <ian at hixie.ch> wrote:
> > Back to "feature detecting" though. Maybe if we had a kind of loopback
> > "ping" that would work. (If that makes sense.) That way a document
> > could initiate a "ping" to somewhere it would be able to detect.
> You can detect whether the UA supports it or not by putting the attribute
> in uppercase:
> <a href="http://example.com" PING="redirect?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fexample.com">
Is this proposal doing URI construction? I.e., taking what's in
"href" and what's in "ping" and gluing them together?
Or is it just "hitting" -- making an hidden HTTP GET request of each
token in the "ping" attibute?
I think the later would be more better. (At least from the point of
view of someone writing advertising software.) So, I'd prefer
So then when the user clicks on the link, the go to what's in the
"href" -- to http://advertisers-site.dom/ . But the user's browser
also "pings" -- makes an hidden HTTP GET -request - of the 2 URI's:
Charles Iliya Krempeaux, B.Sc.
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