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Fried Fish: <a ping>

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Wow. The type of people that comment en masse on Mozillazine really don't comprehend that there is an industry underlying the content they love to consume, and that industries require revenue to thrive. Wake up guys.

This change is being considered in large part because some very popular websites have asked for a solution to this problem. The feature itself was designed and specified by the WhatWG.

Ping attribute on anchor and area tags. When a user follows a link via one of these tags, the browser will send notification pings to the specified URLs after following the link.

Need to look into this a bit further...

Mozilla implements the PING attribute.

Mozilla implements "outclick tracking" right into it's browsers.

It is now possible to define a ping attribute on anchor and area tags. When a user follows a link via one of these tags, the browser will send notification pings to the specified URLs after following the link.

I'm quite interested in this one. It seems to have generated a fair amount of dissent on privacy grounds, but I've got two thoughts - what distributed services could you make with this, and how easy is it going to be to spam the trackers?

Hmm... I wonder if this'll be popular.

Hidden Firefox spying "feature"

Firefox-ba új fícsört iNplementálnak. A linkeknél kattintásnál a brózer egy kis jelzést küld az oldalnak, és így ki lehet kerülni az idióta átirányításokat, és mégis lehet statisztikát gyűjteni ;]

'It is now possible to define a ping attribute on anchor and area tags. When a user follows a link via one of these tags, the browser will send notification pings to the specified URLs after following the link.'

fritz

Science fiction author-publisher and software developer.

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