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ian at hixie.ch
Wed Jan 11 12:23:16 PST 2006
On Wed, 11 Jan 2006, 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 :)
I replied to your e-mail back in October:
The reasoning is that any advertising company that wants to increase its
business on the long term needs to make the users at least as happy as the
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