[wp-hackers] Google Web Accelerator
false.hopes at gmail.com
Tue Oct 25 19:40:19 GMT 2005
And I quoth:
Google Web Accelerator only prefetches links that should have no side
effects. According to the HTTP 1.1 specification, the GET method is
defined as a Safe Method which "SHOULD NOT have the significance of
taking an action other than retrieval." In practice, Google Web
Accelerator does not prefetch links which have query parameters (i.e.
have a "?" in the URL) and encrypted pages (i.e. URL starting with
For the time being, this means that it looks like for now we don't
need to worry about such a thing, but this now raises the question of
whether we should actually comply with HTTP 1.1 in this manner, and if
os, how would we go about doing it?
On 10/25/05, ifelse <wordswithstyle at gmail.com> wrote:
> There are several instances in WP whereby get requests contain side-effects
> such as deleting posts. Goes without saying that GWA will be very bad in
> these instances.
> On 10/25/05, Jason Bainbridge <jbainbridge at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On 10/25/05, Jason S <jason at zenenet.com> wrote:
> > > Doesn't Google Accelerator 'click on every link' to prefetch all pages
> > > linked from the current one?
> > > i.e. doesn't this run the risk of deleting a user, submitting a blank
> > > post, changing the theme, enabling/disabling plugins, or something else
> > > retardedly retarded?
> > Please read
> http://webaccelerator.google.com/webmasterhelp.html before
> > jumping to wild unfounded conclusions.
> > Regards,
> > --
> > Jason Bainbridge
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