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this google pre-fetch storm-in-a-teacup is PISSING ME OFF


jerakeen:

this google pre-fetch storm-in-a-teacup is PISSING ME OFF


posted on 2005/05/08 21:54

 

yes, ok, the spec says 'GET shoulnd't change things'


 

In the 'real world', where I like to live, it does.


 

google are therefore breaking things.


 

So why are the vast majority of opinions I see on this 'yay, now people will fix their APIs'? Idiots.


 

Plus, the spec says, GET 'SHOULD NOT' change things. Not 'MUST NOT'. Bah, humans.


 

[ 0 days, 1 hour later ]


 

(later) ok, more thoughts. What the hell is a 'side-effect'? Surely all get requests have side-effects - they put a line in my access logs. Enough GETs and my server drive will fill, and it'll fall over. Does that count?


 

How about my referrer page, which is on the web. A GET request to my server will change a publically-accessible page. Is that a side-effect?


 

I like this.


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it does seem very much a battle of the purist and the pragmatist



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