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

Alexey Feldgendler alexey at feldgendler.ru
Fri Jan 20 09:27:22 PST 2006

On Fri, 20 Jan 2006 23:04:52 +0600, Daniel Veditz <dveditz at cruzio.com>  

>> - If people don't want this feature, you'll have to provide a switch to  
>> turn it off.
>> - If it can be switched off, websites will use the old, hidden ways to  
>> track users.

> Can't you say the same about cookies? Many people are up in arms about
> "tracking" and browsers do provide blocking tools, yet the vast majority
> of people leave them on and very few sites bother to use the old way of
> tracking state by passing it as URL query parameters.

That's because on most sites you're unable to log in with cookies  
disabled. On the other hand, a user who has disabled ping="" doesn't lose  

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