[whatwg] Feedback on the ping="" attribute
ian at hixie.ch
Fri Nov 2 23:13:35 PDT 2007
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On Fri, 2 Nov 2007, Boris Zbarsky wrote:
> The current state of things seems to be that creating a UI for this that
> would actually mean something to users without at the same time being
> completely in your face isn't really all that feasible. For example,
> most users never look at the status bar when hovering over a link.
If they don't look there, presumably showing "(tracked by example.org)"
after the link's URL would not cause any extra confusion. :-)
> There will likely end up being an extension or something that will flag
> pings in the status bar for those who truly care, of course. I would be
> very surprised if no one creates one.
> As far as the default behavior goes, the current approach seems likely
> to be to provide no UI indication, and possibly to only allow pings to
> URIs that are same-host with the originating page (note same-host, and
> not same-origin, though that might end up changing too, of course).
> And there would be preference UI to disable this behavior altogether,
Thanks for the update,
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