[whatwg] <a href="" ping="">
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Sat Oct 22 02:08:16 PDT 2005
On Sat, 22 Oct 2005 00:14:46 +0300, Ian Hickson <ian at hixie.ch> wrote:
> On Fri, 21 Oct 2005, Charles Iliya Krempeaux wrote:
> Oh, I know. My salary comes almost entirely from Web advertising. :-)
> As currently defined the ping="" attribute takes a space-separated list
> URIs, so this should be already taken care of.
> You can detect whether the UA supports it or not by putting the attribute
> in uppercase:
> <a href="http://example.com"
> ...and then in the script checking to see if the ".ping" DOM attribute
> exists or not. If it doesn't, copy the value of PING into href:
> var links = document.getElementsByTagName('a');
> for (var i = 0; i < links.length; i += 1)
> if (!links[i].ping && links[i].getAttribute('ping'))
> links[i].href = links[i].getAttribute('ping');
> Run this script once per page and it'll switch you back to using the old
> method of redirects, with the new user agents (that support ping) having
> better UI. You could also do the same in reverse with slightly more
> complicated JS if you wanted to default to the href="" method for non-JS
> browsers (which would make sense until ping="" support is widespread).
> Thanks for your input!
I wouldn't encourage 'ugly' hacks even before finishing the specification
For this to work people also have to rely on JS.
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