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

Charles Iliya Krempeaux supercanadian at gmail.com
Tue Oct 25 13:57:58 PDT 2005


On 10/21/05, S. Mike Dierken <mike at dierken.com> wrote:
> > > Or is it just "hitting" -- making an hidden HTTP GET request of each
> > > token in the "ping" attibute?
> >
> > Right. Hidden HTTP POST request, as it happens, but yes.
> Oh, that really shouldn't be done via POST. Clicking a link should be safe
> and sending a POST as a side-effect is not safe.

Yeah, that's my thinking too.  Perhaps we could use a totally new HTTP
method for this (instead of "GET", "POST", or any of the other
existing ones out there).  Maybe "PING"

See ya

     Charles Iliya Krempeaux, B.Sc.

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