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dolphinling dolphinling at myrealbox.com
Wed Jan 11 00:34:40 PST 2006

dolphinling wrote:
> Ian Hickson wrote:
>> On Fri, 21 Oct 2005, dolphinling wrote:
>>> Like I said before, I like the semantics of ping=. But it doesn't fit 
>>> into the usage model that advertisers and other trackers want. 
>>> Semantically, I want notification and linking to be separate. In 
>>> usage, they want them to be linked. They seem to me to be mutually 
>>> exclusive.
>> In my experience, "they" are ok with it being separate, as it conveys 
>> a number of benefits to the user. (I would consider my source on this 
>> matter reasonably authoritative.)
> Hmm... perhaps your source could explain his reasoning here? :) It's 
> extremely easy to make non-circumventable tracking, and I assumed that 
> most times it _was_ circumventable were due to ignorance rather than an 
> informed decision. To me, it seems, the benefits to an advertising 
> company of doing so outweigh the benefits of not.

I'd still like to hear this reasoning for this :)

(Noticed that this just got implemented in mozilla, which is what 
brought it to mind).


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