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

Mike Dierken mdierken at hotmail.com
Sat Oct 22 18:08:57 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.
Yes - you are right of course. I wasn't thinking clearly of the actual
use-case, just over-generalizing.

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