2007-11-03 08:56:23: Created issue 'Practicability of UI requirements for hyperlink auditing ' nickname PINGUI owned by Julian Reschke on product HTML 5 spec, description 'In 220.127.116.11. Hyperlink auditing the spec currently states:
"User agents should allow the user to adjust this behaviour, for example in conjunction with a setting that disables the sending of HTTP Referer headers. Based on the user's preferences, UAs may either ignore the ping attribute altogether, or selectively ignore URIs in the list (e.g. ignoring any third-party URIs)." -- http://dev.w3.org/cvsweb/~checkout~/html5/spec/Overview.html?rev=1.311&content-type=text/html;%20charset=iso-8859-1#hyperlink0
However, alpha versions of the first(?) UA to implement this, Firefox 3, currently have no UI for that, yet the feature is enabled. See developer discussion at <http://groups.google.com/group/mozilla.dev.apps.firefox/browse_thread/thread/a8469770c8f9fe52/992ca62f6446a9e2
Having a "should" requirement to expose "ping" in the UI, while implementors do not implement that in practice, is problematic.
' non-public [Julian Reschke]