[whatwg] <a href="" ping="">

J. Graham jg307 at hermes.cam.ac.uk
Sat Oct 22 03:46:18 PDT 2005

On Sat, 22 Oct 2005, Lachlan Hunt wrote:

> It could be defined in reverse, where the ping attribute (probably given a 
> more suitable name, but I'll use ping for now) could be advisory information 
> about the final destination and the href attribute defines the ping 
> destination, such that following the href attribute would perform a redirect, 
> but WA1 UAs could use the URI in the ping attribute to notify the user of the 
> final destination (such as displaying it in the status bar).

<a href="scamsite.com" ping="ebay.com">

Sure it's not much in the face of an alert and savvy web user but there's 
a reason channging the status bar via js can be disabled (is it disabled 
by default?)

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