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Sat Oct 22 03:02:56 PDT 2005
On Sat, 22 Oct 2005 06:36:30 +0300, dolphinling
<dolphinling at myrealbox.com> wrote:
> Ian Hickson wrote:
> This still doesn't "force" it to work. As a user-tracking-implementer
> doing it for money, I want to make absolutely sure I count properly.
> That means forcing people to hit the counter _before_ even telling them
> where they're going, so they can't get around it. There's no way to do
> this with ping=.
> The audience of people who would use tracking is huge. The audience of
> people who would use ping= is, for the reasons I said before, much much
> Like I said before, I like the semantics of ping=. But it doesn't fit
> into the usage model that advertisers and other trackers want.
> Semantically, I want notification and linking to be separate. In usage,
> they want them to be linked. They seem to me to be mutually exclusive.
You have a point. Yet, you shouldn't forget that most of the tracking done
in general with ugly stuff that can be disabled.
You'll see the point I'll be making in another reply.
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