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

Gavin Sharp gavin.sharp at gmail.com
Sat Oct 22 17:54:29 PDT 2005

Mike Dierken wrote:

>How about not putting this notification URI in the anchors at all - what
>about putting some metadata in the <head> element that indicates that /all/
>links clicked should send a notification to the indicated service?
That idea has several obvious flaws, the two most important being that
you wouldn't be able to have different "pings" for different links (ads
from different providers, for example), and it would force all links on
a page to "ping", which is very rarely desired.

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