Most of the discussions regarding the “new”
ping attribute for the ancient
a element center around a few topics:
And itʼs disabled by default, right?
This has too much potential for abuse. It will be uniformly rejected by the user community.
Oh please, donʼt even try to use the inclusion of the non-W3C standard
The W3C doesnʼt have to be the only influence on the web.Spoken like a retard.
… and more of such crap.
Blah. However, Jim Ley made some useful comments that should be looked into I guess. I believe he already made the relevant points on the WHATWG mailing list though, which kept mostly silent on the attribute.