From: Jim Dabell (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sun Sep 08 2002 - 17:44:14 BST
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On Sunday 08 September 2002 3:20 pm, Ian Hickson wrote:
> On Sun, 8 Sep 2002, Simon Willison wrote:
> > [...]
> Ok, I'll add error codes and X-Pingback.
> Question. Should X-Pingback processing be optional, or should all clients
> look for that HTTP header?
> If we make it optional, then we have the problem that some clients would
> use the <link> element, and some would use the HTTP header. That would be
> bad. Comments?
Optional, but if used, it must match the <link> element imho. I would have
said that it should be treated as the definitive information, but some
header, so the <link> element needs to be the definitive version.
I think the x-pingback will be fairly widely implemented - it's far easier
to parse 100% correctly, and is more efficient.
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