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

Mike Dierken mdierken at hotmail.com
Tue Oct 25 21:00:12 PDT 2005

> To get around this whole issue we could just use a totally 
> new HTTP method (other than "GET" or "POST").  Maybe "PING".
Cross-site POSTing is generally handled already. Self-site POSTing is the
problem of the site operator (e.g. a shared hosting environment like
Geocities, where the domain name is shared among many questionable authors.)

The intent of tracking a user's attention (their click activity) genuinely
deserves POST. I have retracted my original concerns.

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