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[Discuss] Hyperlink auditing question

On Sun, Aug 27, 2017 at 7:04 PM, Richard Pieri <richard.pieri at> wrote:
> On 8/27/2017 5:39 PM, Eric Chadbourne wrote:
>> Is there any downside to disabling hyperlink auditing in a browser?

Advertisers not paying for click-thrus might be a downside, if you
like the website.

> Not that I've noticed in several years using NoScript which forbids
> <a ping> by default.

Per the linked spec, that is expressly allowed:

[ Optionally, abort these steps.
[ (For example, the user agent might wish to ignore any or all ping
URLs in accordance with the user's expressed preferences.)

Bill Ricker
bill.n1vux at

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